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20/12/2007 2007 in review: 10 notable health issues of the year

The continued looming threat of an influenza pandemic, outbreaks of Ebola, Marburg and other infectious diseases, and high rates of women who die in pregnancy and childbirth in developing countries, are some topics that mark 2007. Progress was made to halt resurging yellow fever in Africa and efforts to wipe out the last bastions of polio and to stop tuberculosis advanced. Landmarks, such as major success in the fight to cut measles deaths in Africa, also captured news headlines.

20/12/2007 Roszdravnadzor verified the order of organization and realization of the medico- social examination

The specialists of the Federal Service for supervision in the sphere of public health and social development conducted the control checks of the order of organization and realization of medico- social examination and rehabilitation of invalids in the republic of Khakasiya, Altai kray, Astrakhan, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Nizhniy-Novgorod, Smolensk, Omsk oblasts. Special attention was given to questions of the correspondence to the activity of the federal offices of state (FGU) of medico- social examination and their subdivisions to the active normative- lawful reports.

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17/12/2007 “About the organization of the physical examination of the foreign citizens and persons without the citizenship”.

The decision of the main state sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation Gennadi Onishchenko “About the organization of the physical examination of the foreign citizens and persons without the citizenship”.

In the decision, in particular, it is noted that according to the information of the administrations of Rospotrebnadzor for the subjects of the Russian Federation in 11 months of 2007 passed physical examination of approximately 600 thousand foreign citizens, among whom are revealed 1615 HIV-positive, 3058 patients with tuberculosis, 7989 patients with the infections, which are transmitted through sex, and 13999 of patients with other infectious illnesses (virus hepatites, sharp intestinal infections and other), which negatively influences the sanitary-epidemiological situation in the country.

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n/a The first vice-premier Dmitriy Medvedev is agitated by the extremely low level of rendering to the medical aid to victim in the road emergencies.

In 10 months of present year in Russia are registered 193 973 road- transport incidents, in which perished 27 289 and the injuries of 243 077 people were obtained.

After these numbers cost the broken lives, mountain from the irreplaceable loss of relatives and close ones and furthermore road- transport incidents bring on the economy of Russia the heavy damage, which is about 2 per cent the GDP [Gross Domestic Product] ", established Medvedev.

n/a International Day of Disabled Persons

Date: 3 December 2007
Place: Worldwide

The International Day of Disabled Persons aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. This year the focus is on ensuring adequate employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

It is estimated that 470 million people of working age have disabilities. Across the world, unemployment rates are much higher among people with disabilities than among the general population.

Many individuals with disabilities can contribute to the world’s workplaces if they are given equal opportunity to develop their skills and secure employment. Negative attitudes and the denial of opportunities are the main reasons for their low participation. The business community has an important role to play in ensuring disabled people are more included the workforce.

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