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On #WorldRefugeeDay, a facade installation by the renowned artist Ai Weiwei is a moving reminder of the perilous journey faced by many refugees arriving to Europe. Located in Copenhagen, the installation features 3500 life vests gathered from refugees arriving to the Greek island of Lesbos. Over 8000 people died in 2015 and 2016 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and reach Europe's shores....
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"I am grateful for where I am," says Syrian nurse Muhammed Abdullah who is now receiving training in Turkey. More than 380 Syrian doctors and 360 Syrian nurses and midwives have been trained and approved to serve refugee populations in Turkey. #WithRefugees
Selam Habmit El Mustafa came to Turkey more than a year ago from Idlib, Syria. After being treated at a refugee health centre in Turkey, she has decided that she wants to be a doctor one day, too: “I want to heal all the children who get wounded or fall ill during the war.” #WithRefugees
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Today is World Refugee Day. For Syrian doctors and nurses now living in Turkey, a WHO training has offered a new beginning and a chance to work in the Turkish national health system, providing care for their fellow Syrians. “We and the Turkish doctors are working like brothers and sisters,” says Dr Muhammed Hattab, 1 of more than 3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey – the country with the...
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Today, WHO’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities welcomed Paris, France, as its 500th member. By sharing good practices – such as improved mobility, access, targeted facilities and more – the Network links and supports cities and communities interested in becoming increasingly age-friendly. It inspires innovation and change in anticipation of the growing ageing population....
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The Declaration of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health has been officially adopted! Read it here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Declaration outlines a set of regional priority objectives and action in 7 key areas, from which countries can now build their own national portfolios. The ultimate goal is to create a better, healthier environment and to improve the health and wellbeing...
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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 1 in 6 older adults have been abused in the past year. It is important to recognize the different forms of elder abuse.
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 1 in 6 older adults
Europe has a decades-long commitment to eliminating the most significant environmental threats to human health. This week, health and environment ministers are meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, to discuss the intersectoral action needed to make sustainable choices and implement environment and health #SDG targets. #EuropeEnvHealth
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1.4 million Europeans die prematurely each year due to polluted environments, equal to 15% of Europe’s total deaths. The Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health opens today in Ostrava, Czech Republic. This gathering of health and environment ministers, along with representatives from UN agencies, academia and NGOs, provides a unique intersectoral platform to shape policies and...
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The Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health opens tomorrow, 13 June, in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Follow along and join the conversation using #EuropeEnvHealth. Find all the details here: bit.ly/2iuJMwb

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The Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment Health opens tomorrow 13 June in
How do participants stay energized at WHO/Europe meetings? By taking breaks with healthy, fresh foods and physical activity! The WHO European Meeting of Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Directors and Programme Managers in Moscow convened experts from 35 countries on 8-9 June 2017 to examine the progress and status of prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases, #cancer, #diabetes and...
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Why do we need to take action on the #environment and #health? Get answers during the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, taking place 13-15 June in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Follow along and join the conversation using #EuropeEnvHealth.
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Over 150 participants from 35 countries attended the WHO European Meeting of National Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Directors and Programme Managers, which took place in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 8-9 June. Topics under discussion included: the effectiveness of taxation policies in reducing tobacco and alcohol use; the importance of commercial determinants of health; addressing...
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Over 150 participants from 35 countries attended the WHO European Meeting of
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Over the past year, an unusual increase in cases of hepatitis A affecting mainly men who have sex with men (MSM) has been reported in 15 countries of the European Region. This is of particular concern because several national and international LGBT pride festivals will take place between June and September 2017, including the World Pride Festival in Madrid, Spain opening 23 June. In Spain,...
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Hepatitis A outbreaks in European Region mostly affecting men who have sex with men

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WHO/Europe has convened an expert meeting in Moscow to assess progress and opportunities for tackling cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases. The hope is that the European Region can exceed the bold target of Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by 33% by 2030. bit.ly/2si6eRU #NCDsEurope...
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WHOEurope has convened an expert meeting in Moscow to assess progress and

Can Europe exceed the global target and reduce premature mortality by 45%?

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