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Global forum addresses solutions to prevent premature deaths / 24.2.2010
24 FEBRUARY 2010 | GENEVA -- The first Global Forum of the Noncommunicable Disease Network (NCDnet) marks the first time WHO has convened key stakeholder groups to address the large-scale and increasing global health and development burden posed by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). More than 100 peop... Далее
WHO spearheads health response to earthquake in Haiti / 13.1.2010
13 JANUARY 2010 | GENEVA -- The severe earthquake that struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic has inflicted large-scale damage, including on hospitals and health facilities, and large numbers of casualties are feared. Immediate health priorities include: search and rescue of survivors trapped u... Далее
New HIV infections reduced by 17% / 24.11.2009
24 NOVEMBER 2009 | GENEVA | SHANGHAI -- According to new data in the 2009 AIDS epidemic update, new HIV infections have been reduced by 17% over the past eight years. Since 2001, when the United Nations Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed, the number of new infections in sub-Saharan Afr... Далее

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21/12/2005 Pensions in Russia increased by 525 rubles.

In 2005, pensions in Russian increased by 525 rubles. This means that pensioners received 10% more.
Average sum of a pension has come to R 2, 568 (that is less than 90 dollars per month) comparing to R2, 000 at the beginning of the year.
A further increase is expected next year.
The whole story is available in Russian.

21/12/2005 Moscow authorities tend to develop retail net of state pharmacies.

The state pharmacies will work with unique price-list and equal price policy as well as qualified service. They will purchase from the unique system, which will aim exception of fake medicines.

Metropolitan pharmacies have been registered on December, 1. It is not planned to invest any money in the project. But the specialists of the market disagree with this opinion; they think that metropolitan pharmacies will have additional expenses on logistics and education of the personnel.

The whole story is available in Russian.

20/12/2005 Oleg Rutkovskii, professor diagnoses reforms of health care system as unfavorable

Oleg Rutkovskii, chief medical officer, professor of the First Hospital in Moscow, considers that to lead any reforms on the whole, one needs to know a history of the question, the traditions and the previous experience.

The government should think of the Russian man mentality – he will always call “03” for emergency help, because this number was for years.

Oleg suggests creating special medical centers for voluntary payable dispanserization (that is several doctors’ commission). This will help other hospitals to withstand heave duties.

The whole story is available in Russian.

16/12/2005 Assistant to General Director of WHO on infections problems visited Moscow.

Margaret Chan, the assistant to General Director of WHO, plans to meet with the assistant of the Minister of Healthcare and Social Development – Vladimir Starodubov as well as assistant to the Minister of the foreign affairs of the Russian Federation – Alexandre Yakovenko.

It is planned to discuss such questions as a problem of frightening infections.

The whole story is available in Russian.

14/12/2005 Competition for X-ray photograph

National project tends to support domestic manufacturers.

It is planned to spend R 7,5 bln on emergency service over the next two years.

A competition will be organized between suppliers of the medical equipment. Approximate list of the equipment already exists. These will be the most modern equipment. The government is interested in domestic manufacturers of the medical equipment. However, Russia does not produce all kind of the equipment.

The whole story is available in Russian.

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