World Health Organization
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Bulletin of the WORLD Health Organization
WHO | Volume 95, Number 5, May 2017, 313-388
en Table of contents for the May 2017 Bulletin
WHO Europe Events
Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
European Development Days 2017
WHO European Meeting of National NCD Directors and Programme Managers
First meeting of the Primary Health Care Advisory Group
Global Health Histories: Information for health – “A world that counts?”
The Fourth High-level Meeting of Small Countries: building resilient and healthy communities
WHO Europe News
WHO Europe News highlights May 2017
European Environment and Health Process Newsletter April 2017
Health Systems Newsletter January 2017
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies e-bulletin May 2017
Noncommunicable Diseases Newsletter December 2016
Regions for Health April 2017
Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe (PHAME) newsletter October 2016
Public Health Panorama, March 2017
Roma Inclusion Newsletter, March 2017
World Environment Day: health is intrinsically linked to the environment
World Health Assembly Day 9: Assembly closes after 9 days covering 78 agenda items
WHO Europe Key publications
Publications News, March 2017
Antimicrobial Medicines Consumption (AMC) Network. AMC data 2011–2014 (2017)
Culture matters: using a cultural contexts of health approach to enhance policy-making (2017)
Evolution of WHO air quality guidelines: past, present and future (2017)
EuroHealthNet Health Highlights News May 2017
10th European Public Health Conference
City Health International Weekly Digest News May 2017
Alzheimer Europe Newsletter May 2017
City Matters Alerts
Future Cities Catapult Newsletter
European Public Health Association
SDG Knowledge Hub
Conferences & Events of interest to Healthy Cities & National Networks
Catapult Future Cities Events
Urban City Calendar Update
Velo-city 2017, The Freedom of Cycling, 13-16 June 2017, Arnheim-Nijmegen, The Netherlands
10th Making Cities Liveable Conference, 13-14 June 2017, Brisbane, Australia
3rd International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience, 13-14 June 2017, London, UK
3rd International Conference on ‘Changing Cities’, 26-30 June 2017, Syros – Delos – Mykonos Islands, Greece
15th Annual Transport Practitioner’s Meeting, 28-29 June 2017, Nottingham, UK
AESOP Annual Congress, 11-14 July, Lisbon, Portugal
2017 Safe Cities Conference, 12 July 2017, Brisbane, Australia
Greater & Greener 2017, 29 July-2 August 2017, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, USA
A New Culture of Urbanism, 14-17 September 2017, Aarhus, Denmark
Health Equity: the new urban agenda and sustainable development goals, 26-29 September 2017, Coimbra, Portugal
27th Alzheimer European Conference, 2-4 October 2017, Berlin, Germany
54th International Making Cities Liveable Conference, 2-6 October 2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico
23rd International Safe Communities Conference, 10-12 October 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia
Autonomy, The Urban Mobility Summit, 19-21 October, Paris, France
10th European Public Health Conference, 1-4 November 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
13th Annual Meeting and 8th Conference of HEPA Europe, 15-17 November, Zagreb, Croatia
14th Global Conference on Ageing, 8-10 August 2018, Toronto, Canada
HEALTHY CITIES NEWS
· Turkish Healthy Cities Association
WHO Official Monika Kosinska Visits the Healthy Cities Network in Turkey
· Baltic Healthy Cities Association
[Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association]
[World Health Organization]
Just before the summer we invite you to read about the recent activities in the Healthy Cities of the Baltic Sea Region. In this edition of the newsletter we write about the World Health Day celebrations, Riga’s Initiative on healthy tourism and a visit of representatives of Turkish city of Bursa to Turku. We also wish you a good, warm summer!
Baltic Office Team
• Turkish Healthy City of Bursa visits Turku to learn about alcohol prevention
• Riga leads Healthy Cities cooperation on healthy tourism
• REGI project’s experience summarized at the final seminar in Rakvere
• Wellbeing of the elderly people – what’s important and why?
• World Health Day – Depression can be combated
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· Russian Healthy Cities Association
The events of the Russian Healthy Cities Association in April 2017
The XI All-Russian forum “Health of the nation is the basis of prosperity of Russia”
The XI All-Russian Forum “Health of the nation – the basis for Prosperity of Russia” was held in Moscow on April 19-21, 2017. The annual Forum is held by the public organization “League of the Health of the Nation” with the support of federal departments: the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the State Duma, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Sport, the Ministry of Education and many others.
For 10 years this platform became the largest interdepartmental event devoted to the issues of protection and promotion of health and the formation of healthy lifestyles of Russians. In 2017, the main theme of the Forum is “Interdepartmental strategy of the formation of healthy lifestyle of the population, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases”.
The delegation of the Russian Healthy Cities Association headed by Chairman of the Association, Governor of the Vologda Region Oleg Kuvshinnikov took part in the Forum. Also Oleg Kuvshinnikov took part in the opening All-Russian Forum.
The central event of the Forum was the Plenary session where Chairman of the Association, Governor of the Vologda region Oleg Kuvshinnikov shared the experience of the Association, spoke about the Strategy for socio-economic development until 2030 (Strategy is developed in the Vologda region) where a health-saving environment is formed on the basis of interdepartmental interaction .
“The activities of the Russian Healthy Cities Association are aimed at solving the tasks for preserving and strengthening the health of citizens. On this platform we evaluate and distribute the best municipal practices, organize training seminars with participation of Russian and international experts, develop new projects to improve the health and quality life of the population,” – said Oleg Kuvshinnikov.
The delegation of the Russian Healthy Cities Association took part in the international conference in Riga
The delegation of the Russian Healthy Cities Association headed by Chairman of the Association, Governor of the Vologda region Oleg Kuvshinnikov took part in the international conference “Health in all policies – from policy to practice for sustainable development and health” on 24 – 25 April 2017 in Riga. Riga cooperates actively with the Russian Association. This city has been a member of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network since 2013.
Conference participants discussed many issues: from the development of health tourism to projects for social integration.
The signing of the cooperation Memorandum of the participants of “The Initiative of Riga” project was an important event of the conference.
Chairman of the Russian Healthy Cities Association Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Chairman of the Riga City Council Nil Ushakov, Deputy Mayor of Kaunas Rasa Shnapshten and Chairman of the Goretsky district Council of Deputies Oksana Ogorodnikova (Gorki, Belarus) signed the corresponding document in Riga. The cooperation of the parties is aimed at developing tourist attractions, promoting the ideas of healthy lifestyles through active tourist routes in the territories of healthy cities of the Baltic region and the Russian Association.
The platform of “The Initiative of Riga” will enable the exchange of information on new technologies for the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention of non-communicable diseases and the implementation of social projects.
The seminar with international participation “Healthy Cities Project: implementation, experience, perspectives”
The seminar with international participation “Healthy Cities Project: implementation, experience and perspectives” was held with the support of the country office of the WHO in the Republic of Belarus on 27 April, 2017 in the city of Minsk.
The delegation of the Russian Healthy Cities Association took an active part in the seminar. The delegation included: Executive Director of the Russian Healthy Cities Association Tatiana Shestakova, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Klin municipal district, Moscow region, coordinator of the Healthy Cities Project in the Klin municipal district, Moscow region Nelli Timofeeva, Chief Expert of the Department for the Execution of Powers of the Klin urban settlement of the Administration of the Klin municipal district, Moscow region, assistant of the coordinator of the Healthy Cities Project in the Klin municipal district, Moscow region Elena Chinkova.
Representatives of Russia shared their experience with Belarusian colleagues and Regional Focal Point of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network (Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being) Monika Kosinska on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and prevention of non-communicable diseases, and discussion on promising areas of cooperation.
The action “Physical Activity for everyone!”
On World Health Day on 7 April, 2017 and during this month, mass sporting events were held in the cities of the Russian Healthy cities Association including the traditional overall city sports action “Physical Activity for everyone!”
“Physical Activity for everyone!” demonstrates the enthusiasm and activity of the cities of the Russian Association in the development of physical culture and sports. Physical Activity is the best way of preparing the body for the coming day, helps improve concentration of attention, improves mood and healthy thinking. It is also an effective way of struggle with depression.
The Action “Physical Activity for everyone!” of the cities-members of the Russian Association has its own characteristic features every year.
More information about this event in the cities-members of the Association you can find on the website of the Association: http://zdorovyegoroda.ru/