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maandag 5 november 2018

WHO: Young people and mental health in a changing world – World Mental Health Day 2018

Young people and mental health in a changing world – World Mental Health Day 2018
Young people and mental health in a changing world – World Mental Health Day 2018World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October every year to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy. This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "Young people and mental health in a changing world" – a vital concern given that approximately 1 in 5 adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year. Moreover, half of all mental health problems in adulthood have their onset during or before adolescence.
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New WHO noise guidelines for Europe released
The just released WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region provide strong evidence that noise is one of the top environmental hazards to both physical and mental health and well-being in the European Region. Officially launched to countries and stakeholders in Basel, Switzerland on 10 October 2018, the document identifies levels at which noise has significant health impacts and recommends actions to reduce exposure. For the first time, a comprehensive and rigorous methodological framework was applied to develop the recommendations.
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WHO delivers largest cross-border shipment of health supplies to northwest Syrian Arab Republic to date
The World Health Organization (WHO) supported close to 180 health facilities in northwest Syrian Arab Republic in September 2018 with essential medical supplies, totaling over 104 tonnes worth US$ 1.3 million. This is one of the biggest monthly shipments to date this year from its operational hub in Turkey, delivered to prepare for any possible escalation of conflict.
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HPV vaccination: protecting girls now from cervical cancer in their future
Cervical cancer profoundly changes a women's life and her future. Over 28 000 women die every year in the WHO European Region of cervical cancer, and many more suffer long-term health consequences. On International Day of the Girl, 11 October, WHO/Europe focuses on the vital role vaccination plays in stopping cervical cancer and thereby protecting girls' lives and their full future potential.
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Policies to limit marketing of unhealthy foods to children fall short of protecting their health and rights
A new WHO/Europe report finds that many existing policies and regulations aimed at tackling food marketing to children are markedly insufficient, meaning children continue to be exposed to commercial messages promoting foods high in fats, salt and sugar.
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WHO Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health: sharing experiences and best practices
The second annual WHO Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health recently brought together more than 80 participants from nearly 20 countries around the globe to exchange experiences and best practices related to improving the health and well-being of migrants and refugees.
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Romania - investing in primary health care and bringing care to where it's most needed
In an effort to speed up progress towards universal health coverage, the Ministry of Health of Romania is prioritizing primary health care. The establishment of a network of community health centres and the strengthening of the role of community nurses within the health system are 2 vital steps the Ministry has taken to ensure health for all.
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Is it just a "touch of the flu" for you, or do you face a greater risk?
While influenza may be unpleasant and inconvenient for some, others run a higher risk of developing complications. This makes it all the more crucial that they receive an influenza vaccine every winter, which can protect them from falling ill from the most common strains of the virus.
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World Polio Day celebrates history in the making
Thanks to the widespread use of safe and effective vaccines, poliomyelitis (polio) is expected to become the second human disease ever to be eradicated (after smallpox). Only 20 cases of wild poliovirus have been detected so far this year in the 3 remaining endemic countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan). World Polio Day, on 24 October, celebrates this progress and the people who make it possible by getting their own children vaccinated and those working to reach every last child until no child's future is threatened by the crippling impact of this disease.
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Primary health care: the time is now
Forty years since the historic Declaration of Alma-Ata identified primary health care as the key to health for all, world leaders gather this week in Kazakhstan. They will reflect on achievements since 1978 and endorse a new declaration to revitalize primary health care for the 21st century.
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