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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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n/a Population questioning results regarding Rx medicines.

The All-Russia Center on Studying Public Opinion has presented the results of the questioning on Rx medicines.

The case study took place in 46 Russian regions in October 2005. 74% of the questioned people noted that they consider prescribing brand name (not an ingredient) important.

42% of the respondents agree that if they get only the international non-patent name of the medicine, the chemist would be forced to sell regarding commercial interests of the pharmacy.

The whole story is available in Russian.

n/a “Ultramodern” medical centers appear in Russia.

The criteria on how to construct ultramodern medical centers have been defined. These medical centers should be available in cities with highly developed infrastructure. The government also works upon co-financing on the equipment supply and the possibility to provide highly professional doctors.

The whole story is available in Russian.

n/a Money for mummy

Birth certificates are introduced next year. What is it?

An increase of the qualified medical help for pregnant women will be financed by the national project “Health” by using birth certificates.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development has approved the form of the new document. And Social Insurance Fund has worked out the way of payment on the certificates which should provide pregnant women with high attention and professional help of the doctors.

The action of the certificates is as follows: money is to be transferred to women’ consulting centers or maternity hospital following the pregnant women.

It is suggested that in 2006, one and a half million women will receive the certificates.

The whole story is available in Russian.

n/a Gennadii Onischenko: about 45 thousand HIV-infected Russians receive treatment from federal budgeting.

Russia’s Chief Sanitary Officer announced that 45 thousand HIV-infected people will get treatment at the expense of the federal budget in the nearest two years.

A considerable increase in financing program on precaution treatment of AIDS will allow to treat 15 thousand HIV-infected in 2006 and another 30 thousand people in 2007.

This announcement was made on December, the 1st, this is the day of the World AIDS fighting.

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n/a The Secretary-General Message on AIDS Day

In the course of the past decade, the world has made considerable progress in the fight against AIDS. It has also made considerable promises. The time has come to keep them. And I believe we can.

Today, we have about eight billion dollars available for AIDS efforts in developing countries annually -- compared to 300 million dollars a decade ago.

Today, the national AIDS response in some 40 countries is led by Heads of State or Government themselves, or their deputies.

Today, AIDS is a familiar item for discussion in the General Assembly and the Security Council.

We see new signs of progress in almost every region of the world.

We have real evidence that AIDS is a problem with a solution.

We have a clear plan of action to halt and reverse the spread of AIDS.

At the World Summit held at the United Nations in September 2005, leaders pledged to fully implement the Declaration of Commitment of HIV/AIDS adopted in 2001, by scaling up efforts for prevention, treatment, care and support so that every person, without exception, has access to these life-saving programmes. Next year, we will review progress so far in implementing the Declaration.

So this is a time to concentrate our minds. It is a time to recognize that although our response so far has succeeded in some of the particulars, it has yet to match the epidemic in scale. It is a time to admit that if we are to reach the Millennium Development Goal of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of AIDS by 2015, then we must do far, far more. That mission concerns every one of us. For halting the spread of AIDS is not only a Millennium Development Goal in itself; it is a prerequisite for reaching most of the others.

Today, let us make clear this is a time to keep the promise. On this World AIDS Day, I ask all of you to join me in that mission.

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