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Regional Collaborating Committee on Tuberculosis Control and Care (RCC–TB). Third meeting Copenhagen, Denmark, 24 November 2014
The third meeting of the Regional Collaborating Committee on Tuberculosis Care and Control (RCC-TB) steering group was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 24 November 2014, with the participation of members and observers, including representatives from WHO country offices in the Region. This report briefly summarizes outputs from the presentations, discussion and working group sessions, and indicates future action.
Identification of risks of endocrinedisrupting chemicals: overview of existing practices and steps ahead. Report of a meeting in Bonn, Germany 7-8 July 2014
The meeting was organized by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, in cooperation with WHO headquarters. The main objective was to discuss methodologies for assessing the risk of endocrinedisrupting chemicals (EDCs) to human health and, in particular, experiences in assessing exposure to EDCs, health surveillance, and the design and performance of epidemiological studies, as well as of building the capacity necessary to address problems related to EDCs at the national and international ...
Poland has been going through a series of health care reforms with the intention of further improving its health care system. While some changes have been successfully initiated, access to health care remains inequitable and - to some extent - limited; also further improvement is needed in the efficient operation and coordination of the health care system. With better allocation and/or utilization of health care resources it should be possible to reach an approximation to European levels of health status. The aim of the report is to explore ...
The Health System Strengthening Quick Scan is a tool for identifying and addressing health system barriers to tuberculosis (TB) prevention, care and control. It provides managers of national TB control programmes tools to assess the performance of the general health system in providing essential functions of the TB control programme. The Health System Strengthening Quick Scan was developed under the partnership between WHO and the Netherlands by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. The Health System Strengthening Quick Scan is based on the WHO ...
Second Annual Technical Meeting on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD); Developing the Framework for Action in the context of the European Policy Health 2020; Istanbul, 17-18 February 2015
The Roadmap to develop a Framework for Action towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) places a strong emphasis on a participatory approach to ensure ownership in the process of its development. This includes input from Member State Technical Focal Points on CIHSD and the Expert Advisory Team. In order to achieve the highest possible engagement, the Second Annual Technical Meeting on CIHSD was called for to report on the progress made since the Kick-Off Technical Meeting in February 2014 and to receive further input. ...
Meeting of Regional and Global Specialized Polio Reference Laboratories of the WHO European Polio Laboratory Network. 11–12 March 2015 National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Potters Bar, United Kingdom
The main objective of the meeting was to make a final decision on the adoption of an updated algorithm for poliovirus isolation which is now used by GPLN laboratories in all other WHO regions. Adopting the new testing algorithm will help ensure that laboratories use fully standardized methods across the Region and will improve timeliness of detection of programmatically important polioviruses. The possible implications of using the new testing format and plans for its implementation were discussed at length based on the experience in ...
First Meeting of the European Union Physical Activity Focal Points Network Rome, Italy 21-22 October 2014
The European Commission and the WHO Regional Office for Europe have started a joint initiative that aims at developing and scaling-up monitoring and surveillance of healthenhancing physical activity (HEPA) in the European Union Member States. An important aspect of this initiative is to set up a network of national physical activity focal points to help provide and validate information on physical activity from EU Member States in line with the monitoring framework established by the EU Council Recommendation on HEPA across sectors, and to ...