European Immunization Week celebrates the everyday heroes who help protect us all from dangerous diseases

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 23.04.2019

WHO/Malin Bring

The widespread use of vaccines has drastically reduced the threat of once-common diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough and measles in the WHO European Region. Contributing to this success story are countless individuals – from scientists to parents, from nurses to bloggers – who each play a part in helping to immunize Europe.

On 24–30 April 2019, European Immunization Week (EIW) celebrates these vaccine heroes and raises awareness of the facts about vaccines and the serious diseases they prevent.

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Joint statement: European Immunization Week

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 23.04.2019

Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Dr Andrea Ammon, Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Copenhagen, Stockholm, 24 April 2019

Vaccines have transformed our societies. They have increased the chances for each newborn to reach adulthood, and for each fully vaccinated adult to maintain good health and well-being, thereby contributing enormously to productivity in every country.

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Update: Factsheet on childhood, health inequalities, and vaccine preventable diseases

Извор: Euro Health Net – 19.04.2019

EuroHealthNet has updated and relaunched its factsheet on childhood, health inequalities, and vaccine preventable diseases, first published in April 2018. It covers the current state of vaccination and inequality, what action is being taken at international and national levels, and what else can be done.

Not all people in Europe benefit equally from the many advantages of vaccinations. Social and financial inequalities in society are reflected in immunisation uptake. Whether or not a child is vaccinated is influenced by wealth, parental education level, place of residence, and gender.

EuroHealthNet Factsheet on Vaccination - updated April 2019

New measles surveillance data for 2019

Извор: Светска Здравствена Организација – 18.04.2019

New measles surveillance data is now available on the WHO website. This preliminary data is based on country reports submitted to WHO at the end of every month. Please note these are not official numbers as countries are still reporting cases to WHO. Through WHO and UNICEF’s joint reporting channels, official numbers are made available annually for the previous year in July. Current estimates for total cases and deaths are released in November.

Data from this summary should therefore be reported as provisional and clearly dated (i.e. “provisional data based on monthly data reported to WHO (Geneva) as of April 2019”).

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Well-Designed Quotas Lead to Significantly More Women in Parliament

Извор: WUNRN – 05.04.2019

5 Mar 2019 - According to the IPU’s yearly analysis, the share of women in national parliaments increased by nearly one percentage point last year, from 23.4 per cent in 2017 to 24.3 per cent in 2018. This 0.9 percentage point increase confirms the continuing rise of women in parliament, at a slightly faster rate of change compared to previous years. Countries with well-designed gender quotas elected significantly more women to parliament than those without, respectively, 7 points more in single or lower chambers, and 17 points more in upper chambers. (See also IPU-UN Women map, Women in Politics 2019.)

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USA - The Gender Wage Gap By Occupation 2018 + By Race & Ethnicity

Извор: WUNRN – 03.04.2019

https://iwpr.org/occupational-wage-gap-2018-pr/ - April 2019

New analysis of the wage gap by occupation finds that women are five times more likely than men to work in occupations with poverty-level pay.

Direct Link to Full 9-PAGE IWPR Analysis

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Global Report on Food Crises 2019 - Acute Food Insecurity - Gender

Извор: WUNRN – 03.04.2019

2 April 2019 - Approximately 113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity last year, according to a new joint UN and European Union (EU) report released on Tuesday, which warns that these crises are primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and EU “Global Report on Food Crises 2019”, shows that the number going chronically-hungry has remained well over 100 million over the past three years, with the number of countries affected, rising.

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EU - Maternity & Paternity Leave in the European Union - Up for Vote - Country Variables

Извор: WUNRN  - 03.04.2019

Written by Ulla Jurviste, Martina Prpic and Giulio Sabbati,- Updated in March 2019

In 2019, the EU institutions are set to approve new work-life balance legislation, which will introduce minimum standards for paid paternity leave across the EU. The maternity rights set out in the 1992 Pregnant Workers Directive will be maintained. This directive sets the minimum period for maternity leave at 14 weeks, with 2 weeks’ compulsory leave before and/or after confinement and an adequate allowance subject to national legislation.

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