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11th European Public Health Conference
28th November - 1st December, 2018
Cankarjev Dom, Prešernova cesta 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Abu Dhabi calls for increased push to promote quality patient experience

International Patient Experience Symposium will align UAE’s patient experience practices with global standards
UAE has made improving healthcare delivery a key plank of its Vision 2030. The state envisions to enhance the health of individuals and societies in the region through the provision of comprehensive and excellent health services, in a healthy and sustainable environment, through implementing policies, legislations, programs and effective partnerships locally and internationally.
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Joint EFGCP & DIA Better Medicines for Children Conference

This conference is a yearly event organised by the EFGCP Children Medicines Working Party in collaboration with DIA and Regulators to take stock of the progress achieved in the paediatric field after 10 years of Paediatric Regulation and, to move the discussion forward.
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Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health

Most patients will derive no health improvement from medication. We should tackle the root causes of disease instead.
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Breast cancer screening does not reduce mortality

Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer in recent years but, surprisingly, the decline is just as large in the age groups that are not screened. The decline is therefore due to better treatment and not screening for breast cancer.
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When institutions fail. Mental health in the workplace

The death of renowned cardiologist and researcher Professor Bongani Mayosi sent shockwaves across the continent and the world over. An inspirational and revolutionary figure, Professor Mayosi passed away on the 27th of July 2018, after a two-year struggle with depression. His death was described by His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa as “a loss not only to his family but to the country as a whole.” And indeed it is.
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Pakistan: Curing one club foot at a time

Two in every thousand children worldwide are born with clubfoot, a congenital disorder that seriously affects mobility. The ratio is much higher in lower income countries, like Pakistan, where an average of 6,000–7,000 cases of clubfoot are reported every year.
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Tuberculosis screening in asylum seekers in Germany: a need for better data

Screening for tuberculosis among asylum seekers is a cornerstone of tuberculosis prevention and control strategies in many European countries. Screening programmes need to follow Wilson and Jungner's classic screening criteria and should ensure that screening is based on evidence, monitoring, and quality assurance.
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Shared Humanity our Only Hope Against Hatred

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya and was born in the city that was Mother Teresa’s home- Calcutta, India.
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More US adolescents up to date on HPV vaccination

CDC reports show encouraging signs for preventing future cancers
The number of adolescents who are up to date on HPV vaccination – meaning they started and completed the HPV vaccine series – increased five percentage points from 2016 to 2017, according to results from a national survey published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
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Shigellosis outbreak linked to European Rainbow Gathering in Poland

Fourteen cases of Shigella sonnei have been reported among participants of a Rainbow Gathering in the south-east of Poland
Between 5 and 10 August 2018, 45 participants presented with gastroenteritis symptoms, 14 of these tested positive for Shigella sonnei. The event took place between 13 July and 11 August and so it is likely that most participants, which come from many countries within the EU, have now left the area.
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Outbreak: Fighting Ebola in a conflict zone

For the second time in a matter of months, Ebola once again threatens lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This time the deadly Ebola has struck North Kivu, an area rife with armed conflict and violence that could make the virus even more devastating.
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Can a new EU project improve health on the high seas?

The European Union has launched a new interdisciplinary project designed to optimise health management on ships without doctors on board. In a time when seafarers still face plentiful health risks at sea, could the new e-healthy digital platform help lighten the load?
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The Number of Women with Opioid Use Disorder at Labor and Delivery Quadrupled from 1999-2014

First state-based analysis shows increases in all states studied
The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor and delivery more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.
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World Press Freedom Day 2018

The theme for the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law”.
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Junior hospital doctors

“Junior” doctors: does terminology matter?
David Matthews from the Oxford Health Alliance suggests abandoning the term “junior” to address the low morale of UK “trainee” hospital doctors, aged between 23 and 40 years.
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90–90–90 Treatment for All

An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic
By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status ...
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Incident Management System

To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability,
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability, WHE proposed the development of a series of training packages to build staff competencies, skills and knowledge, to enhance deployment and response capability.
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MARIJUANA: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization

California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada became the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing to 28 the number of states that have okayed the drug for medicinal use, recreational use, or both ...
What do we know about the health impacts of marijuana, and what do we still need to learn?

An Economy for the 99%

It´s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few
New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers.

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European Virus Archive goes global

EVAg is a network of laboratories including 16 EU member state institutions and 9 non-EU institutions, that represent an extensive range of virological disciplines. EVAg establishes close relationships and collaborations with international organizations involved in public health (WHO, OIE and FAO).
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Establishing a Global Vaccine-Development Fund

As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, albeit at a much lower level than it reached in the spring, we still lack a vaccine that has been shown to be safe and effective.

Much attention has appropriately been directed at major disease targets such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria, for which organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust are providing considerable financial support. Similar attention has been devoted to the provision of currently licensed pediatric vaccines, which is supported by GAVI (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization).
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Hilfswerk AustriaAnästhesie in Entwicklungsländern e. V.AMREF - African Medical and Research FoundationCentro per la Formazione Permanente e l'Aggiornamento del Personale del Servizio SanitarioOÖ Gebietskrankenkasse, Referat für Wissenschaftskooperation European Health Forum GasteinAGEM - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin e. V.Center of Excellence

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