World Health Assembly to determine WHO’s direction for next 5 years

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - Канцеларија за Европа  – 18.05.2018

WHO

The Seventy-first World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21–26 May 2018. Delegations from countries around the world will gather, as they do each year, at the decision-making body of WHO to review and approve a specific health agenda prepared by WHO’s Executive Board.

This year’s World Health Assembly promises to be particularly significant, as a key agenda item is the 13th General Programme of Work 2019–2023 (GPW13).

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European Immunization Week helps highlight and boost the positive impact of vaccines

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 17.05.2018

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Public EIW event to raise awareness in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. From left: Dr Venko Filipche, Minister of Health; Dr Jihane Tawilah, WHO Representative in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Ms Mila Carovska, Minister of Labour and Social Policy (with her son); Professor Aleksandra Gzozdanova, President of the National Committee on Immunization.

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Investing in noncommunicable disease control generates major financial and health gains

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 16.05.2018

16 May 2018 

News Release

Geneva

A new WHO report launched today shows that the world’s poorest countries can gain US$350 billion by 2030 by scaling up investments in preventing and treating chronic diseases, like heart disease and cancer, that cost an additional US$1.27 per person annually. Such actions would save more than 8 million lives over the same period.

The report, titled Saving lives, spending less: a strategic response to NCDs, reveals, for the first time, the financing needs and returns on investment of WHO’s cost-effective and feasible “best buy” policies to protect people from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), the world’s leading causes of ill health and death.

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Belarus pilot project shows the way to people-centred TB services

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 16.05.2018

Anna Handoshko

Belarus is among the 9 countries in the WHO European Region with the highest burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In the Brest region of south-west Belarus, the challenge of MDR-TB is well recognized by physicians and health-care authorities. Treatment for MDR-TB is long and difficult, causing financial hardship for patients, their families and for health-care systems.

Thus, in 2017, when the Belarus Ministry of Health proposed a pilot project on the reorganization of tuberculosis (TB) services to improve people-centered care, the Brest region joined without hesitation.

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First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 15.05.2018

15 May 2018 

News Release

Geneva

Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment they need and, in some cases, may actually receive the wrong treatment.

For example, an estimated 46% of adults with Type 2 diabetes worldwide are undiagnosed, risking serious health complications and higher health costs. Late diagnosis of infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis increases the risk of spread and makes them more difficult to treat.

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All European countries on track to offer inactivated polio vaccine in next step of global eradication plan

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 14.05.2018

Shukhrat Latipov

Four additional countries in the WHO European Region have successfully added the inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) vaccine (IPV) to their routine immunization schedules this year. With support from Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners, Turkmenistan introduced IPV on 2 January, the Republic of Moldova on 2 April, Uzbekistan on 24 April and Kyrgyzstan on 2 May. Tajikistan plans to introduce IPV in June.

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WHO plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 14.05.2018

14 May 2018 

News Release

WHO today released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

Eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives: WHO estimates that every year, trans fat intake leads to  more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease.

Industrially-produced trans fats are contained in hardened vegetable fats, such as margarine and ghee, and are often present in snack food, baked foods, and fried foods. Manufacturers  often use them as they have a longer shelf life than other fats. But healthier alternatives can be used that would not affect taste or cost of food.

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The Serious Concerns About the Gender Pension Gap

Source: WUNRN – 11.05.2018

Women across the globe have 30-40% less money than men in retirement – despite often living longer. Image: Reuters/Nacho Doce

Stephanie Lane March 7, 2018   

It is widely accepted that a gender gap exists. The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Gender Gap report reveals that it will take 217 years to completely remove the disparity between the sexes around the world.

Less well known is the looming $400 trillion retirement crisis highlighted in the Forum’s 2017 paper, We’ll live to 100 – how can we afford it?. This post explores the intersection of these two issues and the steps that can be taken to help close these gaps.

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World Health Day 2018 in the WHO European Region – making health about the people, for the people

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 09.05.2018

Minister of Health of Romania Sorina Pintea and WHO Representative in Romania Miljana Grbic speak with beneficiaries of the community health centre in Gostinari during a World Health Day event.

On World Health Day 2018, WHO called on all countries to make universal health coverage (UHC) a political priority, using available evidence and tools to determine their own path to health for all. This year’s World Health Day also marked the 70th anniversary of WHO, and the start of a 2-year campaign to raise awareness and advocate for action towards UHC.

Countries celebrated World Health Day on 7 April in many different ways. Activities and events across the Region ranged from high-level meetings and press conferences to community activities and celebrations.

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Small team of cancer nurses has a big impact on Scotland’s Western Isles

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 08.05.2018

Macmillan nurses in the Western Isles

The Outer Hebrides is a chain of more than 100 islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. Cancer nurses working on the islands must often travel by ferry or plane to reach their patients.

“We are definitely the key workers in people’s cancer journey,” says Hazel Hebditch, one of 7 cancer nurses based on Scotland’s Western Isles, also known as the Outer Hebrides. “Most other places you get different teams – not the same continuity of care. That’s the uniqueness and real value of our service, that wherever the patient goes, we are able to see them in that environment, whether it be the hospital, in the patient’s own home, in a care home or in the hospice.

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Кампања за превенција на ракот на кожа – Меланом

Извор: Институт за јавно здравје на Р. Македонија - 08.05.2018

Што е меланом?

Меланомот е најсериозниот, најмалигниот карцином на кожата и слузниците. Се шири многу брзо по лимфен и крвен пат во другите делови на телото и тогаш неговото лекување е потешко, a исходот може да биде и фатален. Може да се најде и на други локализации.

Меланомот потекнува од меланоцитите, клетки кои го создаваат меланинот, пигмент кој ја дава бојата на кожата, косата и очите. Во кожата, меланоцитите се сместени помеѓу базалните клетки, на базалната мембрана, произведувајќи го заштитниот меланин. Најчесто, по боја, меланомите се кафени или црни, но понекогаш може да бидат со боја на кожата, црвена, розевкаста, сина или бела.

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