In northern #Syria, where conflict has displaced many people, one impoverished Syrian family is living in makeshift rooms under a large truck. WHO-supported vaccination teams reached this family to immunize their children and protect them from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Photo: Syria Immunization Group
In northern Syria where conflict has displaced many people one impoverished Syrian
Adolescent obesity is on the rise in the European Region. Unhealthy diet and a lack of physical activity contribute to this epidemic. bit.ly/2pTPBHW #adolescents #obesity #teenhealth
Adolescent obesity is on the rise in the European Region Unhealthy diet
27% of #adolescent #obesity in Europe in 2014 was attributed to socioeconomic differences, according to a new WHO Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Study report. This was up from 18% in 2002. bit.ly/2pRbF5V
27 of adolescent obesity in Europe in 2014 was attributed to socioeconomic
The number of obese #adolescents in the European Region continues to rise, according to a new report from WHO/Europe and the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Study. Despite efforts to tackle childhood obesity, 19% of adolescents are still estimated to be overweight or obese in Europe, with the highest rates in southern European countries and numbers rising in eastern European...
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The number of obese adolescents in the European Region continues to rise
Investing in the health of adolescents brings triple returns – healthy adolescents now, healthy future lives and healthy future generations. WHO recommends a range of interventions—from seat-belt laws to comprehensive sexuality education—that countries can take to improve their health and well-being, and dramatically cut the 1.2 million adolescent deaths each year. goo.gl/WC4btT
Investing in the health of adolescents brings triple returns healthy adolescents now
A new WHO report confirms that increasing or improving urban green space can deliver positive health, social and environmental outcomes for all population groups, particularly among lower socioeconomic status groups. Local experiences suggest that multidisciplinary planning, cross-sectoral collaborations and community engagement in the planning process are essential to ensure successful urban...
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A new WHO report confirms that increasing or improving urban green space

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"Working collaboratively towards shared goals" – this is what Jo Turner, a school nurse practice educator, says is vital in order to deliver effective care. On #InternationalNursesDay, WHO/Europe is highlighting the voices of #nurses from around the European Region to highlight this vital profession. #IND2017 #VoiceToLead
Working collaboratively towards shared goals this is what Jo Turner a school
"What do I wish for after a 47-year career?" asks Liubovi Kishevskaia, chief nurse at the Mother and Child Healthcare Centre in Tiraspol, Republic of Moldova. "To learn more." Read her story and follow along on #InternationalNursesDay as we celebrate #nurses across the European Region. bit.ly/2r55Umi #IND2017 #VoiceToLead
What do I wish for after a 47year career asks Liubovi Kishevskaia
Today is #InternationalNursesDay! Over the past week, WHO/Europe has featured the voices of #nurses from across the European Region and shared their perspectives on what it means to be a nurse, researcher, administrator, educator and/or leader, and how they are committed to delivering the highest quality care.Today we celebrate this vital profession and the people who work tirelessly to...
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Today is InternationalNursesDay Over the past week WHOEurope has featured the voices
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Using decision-making theories to support treatment decisions helps Sarah Jane Thomson, a nursing student at Glasgow Caledonian University, to deliver better care for her patients. Leading up to and through International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe is highlighting this critically important profession by featuring the voices of #nurses from around the European Region. #IND2017 #VoiceToLead
Using decisionmaking theories to support treatment decisions helps Sarah Jane Thomson a
"Commitment to your profession, care, pride and appreciation of your profession – all these make you a leader." Leading up to and through International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe is highlighting this critically important profession by featuring the voices of #nurses from around the European Region, like Tatiana Fuss from the Russian Federation. #IND2017 #VoiceToLead
Commitment to your profession care pride and appreciation of your profession all
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To save lives, we all need to #SlowDown! One of the keys to protecting the lives of everyone on the road, especially pedestrians and cyclists, is to reduce speed limits to appropriate levels and then enforce speed laws.
To save lives we all need to SlowDown One of the keys
What is life like as a nurse on a remote island, 120 miles from the nearest hospital? Read the story of Eunice M.C. de Lima, a nurse who works on Flores Island in the Azores archipelago, to find out: bit.ly/2pX7WX2

Leading up to and through International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe is highlighting this critically important profession by featuring the voices of #nurses from around the...
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What is life like as a nurse on a remote island 120
Why did Jo Francebecome a nurse? "To provide compassionate care and respond to every patient, child, young person or colleague as an individual.” Leading up to and through International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe is highlighting this critically important profession by featuring the voices of #nurses from around the European Region.#IND2017 #VoiceToLead bit.ly/2q15cJo
Why did Jo Francebecome a nurse To provide compassionate care and respond
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This year, United Nations Global Road Safety Week reminds everyone that we can save lives if we #SlowDown. A 5% cut in average speed can result in a 30% reduction in the number of fatal road crashes.
This year United Nations Global Road Safety Week reminds everyone that we
Support & respect from other health professionals are key ingredients for promoting changes in nursing practice, according to Agita Melbarde-Kelmere, an infection control nurse in Latvia. Leading up to and through International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe is highlighting this critically important profession by featuring the voices of #nurses from around the European Region.#IND2017...
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Support respect from other health professionals are key ingredients for promoting changes
May 8-14 is United Nations Global Road Safety Week! In Europe, more than 230 people die each day from road traffic injuries. To save lives, we all need to #SlowDown! bit.ly/2pVpZ0g

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What do #nurses and #midwives across the European Region think about their profession? What do they need to deliver the highest quality care? From International Day of the Midwife on 5 May to International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe highlights their voices and perspectives. bit.ly/2q15cJo #IDM2017 #IND2017
What do nurses and midwives across the European Region think about their
“Some choose their profession to become popular, some to serve other people and do their duty. Midwives have all this. We become part of others’ families.” From International Day of the Midwife on 5 May to International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe will highlight the voices of #nurses and #midwives from around the European Region. bit.ly/2q15cJo #IDM2017 #IND2017
Some choose their profession to become popular some to serve other people
“It is very important for midwives to keep up with evidence-based research...if midwifery is to stay relevant in the future." From International Day of the Midwife on 5 May to International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe will highlight the voices of #nurses and #midwives from around the European Region. bit.ly/2q15cJo #IDM2017 #IND2017
It is very important for midwives to keep up with evidencebased researchif
Maria Cordina