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Planning cities to boost physical activity

A new publication from WHO/Europe is offering guiding principles for the WHO European Region to move towards increased physical activity in urban settings by transforming public spaces in ways that promote physically active lifestyles. With more than 80% of the European population expected to live in urban areas by 2030, cities have a pivotal role … Continue reading Planning cities to boost physical activity

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Mapping the sources and level of air pollution in Europe

At the Clean Air Forum in Paris the Commission and the EU Environment Agency launched a new Air Quality Index, which allows citizens to monitor air quality in real time. The Commission also published an Air Quality Atlas, a tool developed by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre that maps the origins of fine particulate matter, … Continue reading Mapping the sources and level of air pollution in Europe

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Reducing childhood obesity in Poland by effective policies

Being overweight affects about 14% of Polish girls and almost 20% of boys. Childhood obesity is a health concern, as it increases the demand for paediatric treatment. Moreover, the slow but continuous increase in the prevalence in Poland over the past 40 years and the fact that an obese child will most likely become an … Continue reading Reducing childhood obesity in Poland by effective policies

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WHO | Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is a gross violation of their rights and a global public health problem. It adversely affects the health of children and adolescents. Health care providers are in a unique position to provide an empathetic response to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. Such a response can go … Continue reading WHO | Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused

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Global tuberculosis report 2017

WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in the context of recommended global … Continue reading Global tuberculosis report 2017

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Transforming Intergrated Care in the Community (TICC)

Transforming Integrated Care in the Community (TICC) has secured more than €4.8 million of European funding in this €8 million cross-border partnership involving 14 organisations from the UK, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. The project was approved and funded by the EU Interreg 2 Seas Programme 2014-2020 (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund) which has … Continue reading Transforming Intergrated Care in the Community (TICC)

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Database of experts in the field of health

Application for inclusion in the database to support the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health The European Commission has published the above-mentioned call addressed to experts who wish to be included in the database from which individuals are chosen to support the work of the Expert Panel on Health. These experts will … Continue reading Database of experts in the field of health

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ECHOES: European Community Health Worker Internet Survey

Take part in the largest ever survey of Community Health Workers, taking place all over Europe. You can take part if you… • Are aged 18 or over AND; • Work with gay, bisexual and other Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) now or in the last 12 months AND; • Deliver sexual health support … Continue reading ECHOES: European Community Health Worker Internet Survey

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Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

A pilot project aiming to reduce health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people will increase our understanding of how best to reduce these specific health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) people, focussing in particular on overlapping inequalities stemming from discrimination and unfair treatment on other grounds (e.g. older, younger, refugee, immigrant, … Continue reading Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

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State of children’s medicines in the EU

The European Commission had presented a report to the European Parliament and the Council, on progress made in children’s medicines since the Paediatric Regulation came into force 10 years ago. It concludes that positive advances in the development of medicines for children could not have been achieved without specific EU legislation – e.g. the authorisation of 260 new … Continue reading State of children’s medicines in the EU

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