Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, has become the first European city to join the #BreatheLife campaign. With 10 boroughs and 2.7 million residents, this fast-expanding city needs sustainable solutions. In formally joining the campaign's network of cities, Greater Manchester is making concrete commitments to reduce emissions through improved public transport, more cycling, greener vehicles,...
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Much progress has been made in controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases #NTDs in the European Region – for example, the Region has achieved the global target for #leprosy elimination (less than 1 case per million population). However, #dengue is making a resurgence after 50 years, and work continues on the surveillance and control of invasive vectors and re-emerging...
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Much progress has been made in controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases
Road crashes are responsible for over 84,000 premature deaths annually in the Region, and are the leading killer of people aged 5–29. Excessive speed is among the major risk factors for road traffic deaths and injuries. The 4th United Nations Global Road Safety Week on 8–14 May 2017 will focus on managing speed. bit.ly/2oIox01 #SlowDown
Road crashes are responsible for over 84000 premature deaths annually in the
Ten years in public health 2007-2017 - by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO
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Missed the discussions on health when the 9 countries of the South-eastern Europe Health Network met in the Republic of Moldova earlier this month? Watch this video news release to catch up on the discussions and agreements: youtu.be/BNS792gY59A
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Health and well-being cooperation pledge between countries

7 south-eastern European countries have signed a new far-reaching cooperation pledge to continue improving the health and wellbeing of their populations. The...

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Journalists can play a unique and vital role in raising awareness about the dangers of smoking and in building public support for tobacco control initiatives. For this reason, Tajikistan hosted a 2-day workshop in late March, organized by WHO/Europe, that brought together nearly 30 members of the media – as well as representatives from government ministries, health organizations and the...
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As the first point of care, primary care doctors and nurses are ideally positioned to prevent, diagnose, manage and care for patients with #depression. If equipped with the proper tools, training and resources to provide care, they may only need to send as few as 20% of patients for psychiatric treatment. #LetsTalk [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Treating #depression is cost-effective: every US$ 1 invested leads to a return of US$ 4 in better health outcomes & work ability. More effective prevention & treatment of depression, plus greater awareness, will help the world to achieve #SDG Target 3.4 – by 2030, to reduce by one-third premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases through prevention and treatment and to promote mental...
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Join World Health Organization (WHO) for a Facebook Live Q&A about depression, starting at 15:00 CEST.
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3 out of 4 people suffering from major #depression in the WHO European Region do not receive the appropriate help they need. On #WorldHealthDay, WHO/Europe calls for open dialogue to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma around depression. #LetsTalk bit.ly/2oxkPqU
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Today is #WorldHealthDay! We need open dialogue about #depression to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma. #LetsTalk bit.ly/2oxkPqU
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World Health Day: open dialogue about depression is needed to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma

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#Depression is common in older people, but often overlooked and untreated. We can prevent and treat depression in older age. The first step is talking. #LetsTalk
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Tomorrow is World Health Day and the focus is on #depression. Depression is sometimes referred to as the "Black Dog". Just like a real dog, it needs to be embraced, understood, taught new tricks and ultimately brought to heel.
If you are in difficulty, never be afraid to ask for help. There is absolutely no shame in doing so. Talking is the first step. #LetsTalk
#LetsTalk about #depression: WHO/Europe's Dan Chisholm & other experts discuss #mentalhealth around the world − the evidence for interventions, how to get help to the right people, and which problem, if solved, would help the most − on this week's Nature Podcast from Nature News and Comment.
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#LetsTalk about #depression on World Health Day, coming up on 7 April. Depression can be treated. The first step is talking.
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The use of #eHealth for #mentalhealth is increasing, particularly in Scandinavia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy - also called talking therapy - can be used to treat non-severe mental issues, such as mild #depression or anxiety. Under the right conditions, it can be an effective alternative or complement to face-to-face therapy. It was the...
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Tackling mild depression: “iCBT was perfect for me.”

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