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Featured publication<p>The aim of this publication is to describe approaches for setting up national chemicals registers and how they improve sound …

New report: Investing in public health offers large gains in health, the economy and other sectors

Tobacco use reduces overall national income by 3.6%. Obesity accounts for 1–3% of all health expenditure in most countries. These and other …

Better prepared for health emergencies in Central Europe

50 health sector officials from 10 central European countries convened for a workshop on risk communications in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova, during …

At least one in three Europeans can be exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment

Copenhagen and Haifa, 30 April 2015<p>(Amended on 1 May 2015)<p>About one third of the 900 million people in the WHO European Region live in countries that …

Turkmenistan Country Day: addressing health needs and improved collaboration

Nurmuhammet Amannepesov, Minister of Health and Medical Industry, and other delegates from Turkmenistan, visited the WHO Regional Office to meet Dr …

Building capacity for laboratory services

Well-functioning laboratory services are an essential component of health systems, for public health surveillance, disease control and clinical …

A staggering US$ 1.6 trillion is the economic cost of the approximate 600 000 premature deaths and of the diseases caused by air pollution in the WHO European Region in 2010, according to the first-ever study of these costs conducted for the Region. The amount is nearly equivalent to one tenth of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the entire European Union in 2013.

Copenhagen and Haifa, 28 April 2015<p>A staggering US$ 1.6 trillion is the economic cost of the approximate 600 000 premature deaths and of the diseases …

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Global health workforce, finances remain low for mental health

Note for the media<p>Worldwide, nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, but only 1% of the global health workforce is working in mental …

Mental Health

The community dividend: why improving prisoner health is essential for public health

One of PHE’s roles is to reduce the often large health inequalities that exist between the most deprived and the least deprived groups in England. A …

Restrictions lifted following the July 2015 case of avian flu in Lancashire

Restrictions have now been lifted following an incident of avian flu on a Lancashire farm last month.<p>The lifting of the restrictions means that all …

What to do in heatwaves: public health advice

As the European Region enters the warm season, the public, medical professionals and public health authorities must prepare for eventual heat-waves …

Identifying public health policymakers’ sources of information: comparing survey and network analyses | European Journal of Public Health | Oxford Academic

The utiliation of health research in policy-making: concepts, examples and methods of assessment<p>How are policymakers using evidence? Models of …

Stories - 10 Years of International Health Regulations: Why They Matter

Ten years ago, in 2005, the countries of the world came together to put a new framework into place that would better prepare the world for public …

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