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Hans Henri said: “The epidemiology of drowning in the WHO European Region is different to the rest of the world,” External link

who-europe Friday, July 23, 2021 7:42:00 PM CEST

Henri P Kluge warned: “In Europe, drowning most commonly occurs in middle-aged males and is predominantly associated with recreational activities. But as we have seen from the recent devastating floods in western Europe, climate change presents a new and frightening level of risk for a range of health consequences, including drowning, that have not been properly recognized,” External link

who-europe Friday, July 23, 2021 7:42:00 PM CEST

Carina Ferreira Borges explains: “We need to remember that wisely chosen and evidence-based practices in prisons can be a good opportunity to provide health services and products to vulnerable groups of society that may have had very limited access to health care in general ahead of incarceration,” “It is very important that detention facilities continue all measures to protect people from the virus, but at the same time remain open for health care so no one is left behind in line with the aim of the WHO European Programme of Work” External link

who-europe Friday, July 16, 2021 7:30:00 PM CEST

Carina Ferreira Borges added: “WHO presented a series of best buys cost-effective policies that can reduce alcohol consumption levels in Member States. These are measures in the domains of fiscal policies and marketing regulations, and are aimed at reducing easy access,” “If those policies could be implemented fully across the Region, we could save thousands of lives that are now being lost due to cancer and other noncommunicable diseases, and make people healthier and happier” External link

who-europe Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:07:00 PM CEST

Kremlin Wickramasinghe explained: “We started this project to figure out where the challenges are and how we can improve the implementation of good and cost-efficient policies and interventions,” External link

who-europe Monday, July 12, 2021 9:53:00 PM CEST

Sanja Musić-Milanović notes: “Compared to previous studies, we also observed an increase in overweight and obesity of 6% among girls in the Adriatic region, which is especially concerning and should inform public health policy in this area,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, July 6, 2021 5:49:00 PM CEST

Hans Henri said: “The summer months offer a valuable window of opportunity for governments to put in place the right set of measures that will help keep infection rates down and avoid resorting to school closures, which, as we have seen, have such a harmful effect on the education, social and mental well-being of our children and youth,” External link

who-europe Friday, July 2, 2021 6:28:00 PM CEST

Afshan Khan said: “Despite most countries offering remote learning, the learning loss and impact of not being in school have been challenging for children. This is particularly so for vulnerable and marginalized children. Over the past year, parents, caregivers and children have tried to adapt to their ‘new’ learning environment, but we can’t risk having another year of disruptions,” External link

who-europe Friday, July 2, 2021 6:28:00 PM CEST

Tedros Adhanom said: “The EU is in a unique position to provide global leadership in defining the ‘new normal’ as part of the global recovery,” External link

who-europe Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:28:00 PM CEST

Melita Vujnovic explained: “The exchange of experience and collaboration with experts in the Russian Federation were critical elements of this work,” External link

who-europe Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:28:00 PM CEST

Nino Berdzuli says: “The project is an exciting and ambitious step forward,” External link

who-europe Wednesday, June 30, 2021 4:38:00 AM CEST

Dorit Nitzan says: “Equity and solidarity are at the core of everything WHO does,” External link

who-europe Wednesday, June 30, 2021 4:38:00 AM CEST

Susanne Baumann says: “As Europe continues to fight against the COVID-19 virus, no one is safe until everyone is, and European solidarity is key,” External link

who-europe Wednesday, June 30, 2021 4:38:00 AM CEST

Nino Berdzuli says: “Diabetes is a disease that continues to increase, but it is still in the shadows,” External link

who-europe Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:54:00 PM CEST

Mahmoud Daher explained: “In mid-2018, WHO conducted an assessment of available TB services in north-west Syria,” External link

who-europe Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:19:00 AM CEST

Hans Henri said: “The right to healthy food is something that all levels of government need to be working towards,” External link

who-europe Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:05:00 AM CEST

Oleg Salagai pointed out: “The Russian Federation implemented various measures, such as increasing alcohol excise tax, establishing and increasing minimum prices on certain alcoholic beverages, and introducing the EGAIS system. All these measures have led to a 43% decrease in per capita alcohol consumption in the Russian Federation over the last 15 years,” External link

who-europe Monday, June 14, 2021 2:53:00 PM CEST

Carina Ferreira Borges concluded: “However, these improvements were mainly determined by countries of the eastern part of the Region, many of which have introduced best-buy policies. It is time for the whole Region to learn this lesson that will greatly benefit people’s health, the economy and well-being,” External link

who-europe Monday, June 14, 2021 2:53:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “The current pandemic has highlighted the centrality of health workers for health security and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Countries must invest in a sustainable national health workforce that meets the current and future needs of their populations. That means expanding and transforming the education, training, recruitment, development, distribution, retention and financing of the health workforce, as well as improving working conditions and creating attractive jobs,” External link

who-europe Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:19:00 PM CEST

Henri P Kluge said: “Health and care form the largest employment sector in the WHO European Region, employing some 13 million people. This is one of the reasons why addressing health worker mobility is vital for the 53 Member States we serve. It is also the right thing to do, since investing in the sector in a way that benefits both countries of origin and recipient ones is a future investment and good value for money, in terms of positive impact on economies, societies and health overall,” External link

who-europe Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:19:00 PM CEST

Henri P Kluge said: “Partnerships are at the centre of the European Programme of Work 20202025 (EPW) ‘United Action for better Health in Europe’, which serves as a compass for WHO/Europe and its 53 Member States. The programme sets out a vision of how we can meet citizens expectations about health. It is also perfectly aligned with the EuroHealthNet’s overall goal, to ensure that health promotion, preventative approaches and tackling health inequalities are put into policy and practice” External link

who-europe Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:43:00 PM CEST

Hans Henri said: “Keeping polio out of this Region is an ongoing effort. We must continue to be vigilant at all times, even when faced with other health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. It is vitally important that all children in Tajikistan receive the protection they deserve, and we at WHO are committed to working with the national authorities to ensure that no one is left at risk,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:26:00 PM CEST

Victor Olsavszky said: “Today, Tajikistan is the goalkeeper for maintaining the whole Region’s polio-free status through a vigilant surveillance system and efficient immunization efforts,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:26:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Rakhmanin said: “Food safety saves lives, enhances livelihoods, and helps to protect the planet; this is why it has always been a priority for our region,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:37:00 AM CEST

Hans Kluge said: “The staggering number of individuals falling sick or dying after consuming unsafe food in our region is unacceptable,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:37:00 AM CEST

Richard Pebody said: “There is clearly work to be done in this area,” External link

who-europe Friday, May 21, 2021 10:01:00 PM CEST

Leonore Gewessler explained: “The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time. In adopting the Vienna Declaration, we commit to taking leadership in building forward better, and to making our mobility and transport systems climate-friendly, clean, safe and health promoting,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:43:00 PM CEST

Wolfgang Muckstein said: “Our commitment to transform transport systems enables us to incorporate health-care promotion into urban planning by putting a strong emphasis on cycling and walking. These modes of active mobility are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases and an increase in overall well-being,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:43:00 PM CEST

Wolfgang Muckstein added: “We have the unique opportunity to make a substantial and sustainable contribution to improving well-being by incentivizing active mobility and therefore improving air quality and cutting greenhouse gases,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:43:00 PM CEST

Hans Henri noted: “In a region where a staggering 70% of all deaths are due to noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, transport and urban policies play a major role in shaping health for better or for worse,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:43:00 PM CEST

Henri P Kluge explained: “This Declaration acknowledges the interdependence of environmental and human health by promoting active mobility to prevent noncommunicable diseases and reduce air pollution, which claims more than half a million deaths every year. The goal? More resilient and healthier communities for people to live and thrive in,” External link

who-europe Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:43:00 PM CEST

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