Nothing About Roma Without Roma




Извор: Фондација Отворено Општество – 20.01.2016

For a long time, the study of Romani culture has been dominated by non-Roma “experts.” 

In 2015, two major milestones started to change that.

For the first time, a summer session on Romani studies at Central European University was taught to Roma students by a mostly Roma faculty. And the launch of the European Roma Institute was announced, a venture that will showcase Roma contributions to society—and be spearheaded by Roma leaders themselves. 

Learn more about both initiatives and how they’ll lead to a more holistic approach to Romani studies. 





WHO releases new guidance for Zika virus and potential complications




Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 25.02.2015

25 February 2016 -- WHO, today, releases guidance for health workers to assess microcephaly and identify and manage Guillain-Barré syndrome and other issues in relation to Zika virus and the current health emergency. Watch the video to learn how to prevent Zika virus by protecting yourself against mosquitoes.

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WHO and experts prioritize vaccines, diagnostics and innovative vector control tools for Zika R&D




Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 09.03.2016

67 groups working on experimental products

Note for the media 
9 March 2016

After a three-day consultation on Zika research and development, international experts, convened by WHO, have agreed on top priorities to advance R&D for Zika medical products.

The following tools were prioritized as the most viable options to help fight the spread of Zika virus in the immediate future:

  • Multiplex tests for ‘flaviviruses’ (viruses related to Zika, such as dengue, chikungunya), in addition to more traditional tests;

  • protective vaccines based on killed virus (or other non-live) preparations for women of childbearing age; and

  • innovative vector control tools that reduce the mosquito population.


2015 Human Development Report: Work for Human Development - UNDP - Women




Извор: WUNRN - 14.03.2016

Chapter 4: Imbalances in Paid and Unpaid Work

In 2015 the global labour force participation rate was 50 percent for women but 77 percent for men. Worldwide in 2015, 72 percent of working-age men were employed, compared with only 47 percent of women. Female participation in the labour force and employment rates are heavily affected by economic, social and cultural issues and care work distributions at home.

Analyses of total hours worked in time-use surveys (in a sample representing 69 percent of the global adult population), shows that women contribute 52 percent of global work to men’s 48 percent.


CESCR General Comment 22 on Sexual and Reproductive Health




Извор: WUNRN - 25.03.2016

Dear COPASAH Members, friends and associates,


The  Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recently adopted a General Comment on the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Health. This is the first general comment to ever focus exclusively on sexual and reproductive health and its adoption speaks volumes about the great strides our movement has made in building out the international human rights framework to fully recognize reproductive rights as fundamental human rights. 

The following is a note prepared by the Center for Reproductive Rights has put together the attached reference guide which highlights some of the key content from the general comment which is intended to help facilitate and understand the general comment and its implications for advocacy.


UN report urges rights-based approach to reduce HIV infections among drug users

Извор: Организација на Обединетите Нации - 15.04.2016

Uncovering health inequalities: A path towards leaving no one behind





Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 02.05.2016

WHO/A Kari

Having a skilled health professional during childbirth can save the life of a woman and her child. But, in many parts of the world and within many countries, the presence of a health worker during childbirth is often a luxury. If a woman is poor, she is even more likely to deliver without support, putting herself and child at risk.

In Indonesia, this is a familiar story for poor women. Twenty years ago, only 1 in 5 women in the poorest 20% of the population gave birth with support from a skilled attendant.

Through recognizing the inequalities and targeting programmes towards the poorest populations, Indonesia has been able to improve the number of births attended by skilled personnel among the poorest population to 3 out of 5 births in the period 2007 to 2012. However, nearly all births among the richest 20% of the population were supported.


A global threat to prevention and treatment: Antimicrobial resistance

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 15.09.2016

15 September 2016 – Antimicrobial resistance, also known as "drug resistance", threatens our ability to prevent and treat an ever-increasing range of deadly infections. Globally, 480 000 people develop multi-drug resistant tuberculosis each year, and antimicrobial resistance is complicating the fight against HIV and malaria. Without antibiotics, the major surgery and cancer chemotherapy are also compromised. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat.


From research to implementation: World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 22.09.2016

Aleksi Tuomola/National Institute for Health and Welfare

Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe addresses delegates at the Safety 2016 Conference on 18 September 2016.

Injuries and violence are a major public health burden across the globe. In the WHO European Region, they cause 550 000 deaths each year and are the leading cause of death in people aged 5–44 years.

The 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2016) brought together over 1200 of the world's leading researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and activists to share information and experiences and to discuss solutions.


ASTRA Bulletin No 10 (157) 2016

ASTRA Bulletin No 10 (157) 2016


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