Spending hours sitting in meetings? Consult WHO’s new guide to planning healthy and sustainable meetings

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 05.07.2018

WHO

“We somehow consider meetings to be an exception to the general healthy lifestyle we try to follow,” says Dr João Breda, Head of the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and Programme Manager ad interim of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at WHO/Europe. “But this is mostly because the way they are organized often doesn’t give us much of a choice. Making meetings healthier does not have to be complicated or expensive – and often makes them more enjoyable.”

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WHO study shows drug could save thousands of women’s lives

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 27.06.2018

News Release - Geneva

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A new formulation of a drug to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth could save thousands of women’s lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries, according to a study led by WHO in collaboration with MSD for Mothers and Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

Currently, WHO recommends oxytocin as the first-choice drug for preventing excessive bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin, however, must be stored and transported at 2–8 degrees Celsius, which is hard to do, in many countries, depriving many women of access to this lifesaving drug. When they can obtain it, the drug may be less effective because of heat exposure.

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Climate change increasingly affects small countries

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 25.06.2018

Climate change challenges many countries in the world and is increasingly affecting small countries.  Ministers and other high-level public health officials from the 8 countries that make up the Small Countries Initiative will gather in Reykjavik on 26–27 June to find solutions that can protect their people’s health from this and other threats. Enhanced efforts will contribute to reaching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is the 5th annual meeting of the Initiative since it was launched in 2013.

More frequent and intensive extreme weather events

Globally, between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year. It is estimated that the direct damage costs to health will be US$ 2–4 billion a year by 2030.

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World Drug Report 2018: Opioid Crisis, Prescription Drug Abuse Expands; Cocaine & Opium Hit Record Highs

Извор: WUNRN – 01.07.2018

26 June 2018 - The non-medical use of prescription drugs is becoming a major threat to public health and law enforcement worldwide with opioids causing the most harm and accounting for 76 per cent of deaths where drug use disorders were implicated, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Fentanyl and its analogues remain a problem in North America, while tramadol - an opioid used to treat moderate and moderate-to-severe pain - has become a growing concern in parts of Africa and Asia.

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2018

Source: WUNRN – 28.06.2018

https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2018/index.htm

"This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking.

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Victims Behind Bars: Identifying & Addressing the Sex Trafficking of Women

Извор: WUNRN – 23.06.2018

By Barbara Granner, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

The stereotypical “prostitute” as portrayed in movies and TV shows is a tough, hardened, street-smart professional. According to experts who spoke at the Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care in April, that image is far from reality.

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Special Rapporteur Trafficking Report to the UN HRC 2018 - Analysis of Identification, Referral & Protection of Victims of Trafficking in Mixed Migration

Source: WUNRN – 22.06.2018

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN & CHILDREN - REPORT TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 2018

ANALYSIS OF IDENTIFICATION, REFERRAL & PROTECTION OF VICTIMS &  POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING IN MIXED MIGRATION

Special Rapporteur Website: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/issues/Trafficking/Pages/Traffickingindex.aspx

FULL 20-PAGE SR REPORT TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SESSION 38

 

Ten Top Issues for Women's Health

Извор: WUNRN – 19.06.2018

Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health through the Life-course, World Health Organization

We've come a long way since 1995--and it is time to celebrate women and their achievements. But it is also time to take stock of how women’s rights are fulfilled in the world --especially the right to health. Twenty years after countries signed pledges in the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, women still face many health problems and we must re-commit to addressing them.

Here are ten of the main issues regarding women's health that keep me awake at night:

Cancer: Two of the most common cancers affecting women are breast and cervical cancers. Detecting both these cancers early is key to keeping women alive and healthy.

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Adolescent Research Briefs: Low- & Middle-Income Countries

Извор: WUNRN – 18.06.2018

Via SVRI – Sexual Violence Research Initiative

THIS WEBSITE GIVES LINKS TO 7 ADOLESCENT RESEARCH BRIEFS.

ADOLESCENT RESEARCH BRIEFS

The world is home to 1.2 billion adolescents: the largest cohort of this age-group in history. Adolescence is a critical period of cognitive, emotional, physical and sexual development with consequences that stretch far into adulthood. The period also provides a second “window of opportunity” to build on early investments, promote positive behaviours, and offer a second chance to those who fared less well in early childhood.

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Special Rapporteur Violence Against Women Report to the UN Human Rights Council 2018 - Online Violence Against Women

Извор: WUNRN – 17.06.2018

UN Special Rapporteur VAW Website: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Women/SRWomen/Pages/SRWomenIndex.aspx

REPORT OF THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SESSION 38-2018

FULL 21-PAGE ONLINE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REPORT

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Special Rapporteur on Health Report to the UN HRC 2018 - The Right to Health in Detention, Confinement - Women in Prison

Извор: WUNRN – 07.06.2018

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health – Website

THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH REPORT TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SESSION 38 ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH IN DETENTION, CONFINEMENT

To access Full 21-Page Report, go to http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=A/HRC/38/36 and on the right side of the page, see Documents, and click on the UN Language Translation of Choice.

 

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