Time for integrated and people-centred services for HIV, TB and viral hepatitis

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – Канцеларија за Европа – 10.01.2020

ELI promotes a better integration of testing and diagnosis of TB, HIV and hepatitis C

The international medical journal, The Lancet, has published an article demonstrating the benefits of integrated and people-centred services in responding to the rise of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis in eastern European and central Asian countries of the WHO European Region.

Ensuring timely detection to save life

“In our Region,” says co-author Dr Masoud Dara, Coordinator, Communicable Diseases, Division of Health Emergencies and Communicable Diseases, WHO/Europe, “more than half of the people living with HIV are diagnosed late and 1 out of 5 do not know their status. More needs to be done to bring testing closer to people and improve early and accurate diagnosis of HIV, but also TB and viral hepatitis all at once.”

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Tobacco use declining globally but set to miss targets

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 19.12.2019

WHO

Despite a reduction globally, countries are set to miss the WHO global target of reducing tobacco use by 30% by 2025. In addition, in 5 years, the WHO European Region is expected to have the highest average smoking rate compared to other WHO regions.

These findings form part of the third edition of WHO’s report on global tobacco use trends, which reveals that global tobacco use has fallen by approximately 60 million people since 2000.

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Promoting health literacy as powerful tool to address public health challenges

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 18.12.2019

WHO/Malin Bring

WHO has been scaling up its activities to promote health literacy as an essential tool to address public health challenges and to support countries in implementing health literacy projects. On 6–7 November 2019, WHO conducted a training in Moscow, Russian Federation, for 9 eastern European and central Asian countries on developing, implementing and evaluating national health literacy projects focused on tackling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

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EU - Digital Violence Against Women: New Forms of Violence & Approaches to Fight Them in Europe

Извор: WUNRN – 23.12.2019

Full 8-PAGE 2019 Edition IS ATTACHED. It deals with digital violence against women and presents selected approaches, initiatives and studies about how to address digital violence against women in Europe.

Stop Verbal Abuse! Verbal Abuse IS Domestic Violence!

Извор: WUNRN - 17.12.2019

https://www.nomoreverbalabuse.org/

Verbal abuse refers to the ways in which a person uses their words to cause harm. It is one tactic in a range of deliberate behaviors that a person may use to gain and maintain power and control over another in an intimate relationship.

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30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Global Pledge: For Every Child, Every Right

Извор: WUNRN – 15.12.2019

UNICEF/UN0281344/Tadesse

UNICEF - https://www.unicef.org/child-rights-convention/global-action

Global Action on the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Government commitments to implementing child rights in the 21st century.

In 1989, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.Thirty years on, Member States are invited to renew their commitment to the full implementation of the Convention – implementing child rights in the 21st century.

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Keeping the promise of universal health coverage

Извор: WUNRN – 12.12.2019

WHO/Mihail Grigorev

On Universal Health Coverage Day – 12 December 2019 – countries are being called upon to keep their promise to make health for all a reality.

Achieving universal health coverage is a Sustainable Development Goal that countries adopted in 2015. In September 2019, countries signed the United Nations declaration on universal health coverage, which includes commitments to ensure no one experiences financial hardship because of paying for health care out of their own pockets, and to strengthen both primary health care and the health workforce.

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Achieving sustainable and healthy environments for all: Celebrating 30 years of the European Environment and Health Process

Извор: WUNRN – 12.12.2019

At the First Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Frankfurt, Germany, held 7–8 December 1989, Member States of the WHO European Region initiated the first ever process to eliminate the most significant environmental threats to human health. That same European Environment and Health Process (EHP) is now marking 30 years since its establishment, with a birthday celebration during the ninth meeting of the European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF) on 9–10 December 2019 in Bonn, Germany.

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WHO/Europe methodology identifies causes of low vaccination uptake to help protect health for all

Извор: WUNRN – 10.12.2019

Under-vaccination can lead to outbreaks of dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases. A new WHO/Europe document provides expanded guidance for identifying reasons for why some people are not vaccinated and tailoring interventions to remove the barriers they face. The aim is that everyone has equitable access to the health protection offered by vaccines.

Kyrgyzstan, a country reporting high vaccination coverage, has faced over 2000 measles cases this year so far.

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The Hague principles on sexual violence

Извор: WUNRN – 05.12.2019

Direct Link to Full 60-Page 2019 Hague Principles Document:

https://4genderjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/The-Hague-Principles-on-Sexual-Violence.pdf

Over the course of 2019, over 50 civil society organisations came together to bring the voices of survivors to the forefront of discussions about addressing sexual violence. More than 500 survivors were consulted on what they think makes violence ‘sexual’. Information from consultations was complemented by input from civil society, legal practitioners, academics, and policy makers to create The Hague Principles on Sexual Violence.

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