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The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - November 2022

Newsletter - November 2022

  1. Editorial
  2. EUPHA update
  3. European Public Health Conference
  4. EUPHA members update
  5. European Journal of Public Health
  6. Call for proposals, job opportunities
  7. Interesting news
  8. Upcoming courses and conferences
  9. Interesting publications
  10. European Commission news
  11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
  12. WHO news

1. Editorial

While writing this editorial, we look back on an incredibly successful European Public Health Conference in Berlin. It was really wonderful to meet in-person with over 2,500 delegates and exchange the latest scientific insights for the entire scope of public health. You will find several outputs of the conference in this newsletter, among which interview blogs by the EUPHA conference fellows. Another item we would like to draw your attention to is the new European Journal of Public Health e-collection on health and health care for refugees and migrants, that was compiled as an advocacy tool for the current Czech EU Presidency. We hope that these items as well as all the other content of this November edition of the Newsletter are of interest to you!

Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA president and Marieke Verschuuren, Executive Director

2. EUPHA update

New section presidents

We welcome three new Section presidents to EUPHA. 
Public health policy and politics
New president: Sofia Ribeiro
Sexual and gender minority health
New president: Arjan van der Star

Social security, work and health
New president: Ute Bültmann

We sincerely thank outgoing section presidents Marleen Bekker (EUPHA-PHPP) Richard Bränström (EUPHA-SGMH) and Gunnel Hensing (EUPHA-SSWH) for their commitment to public health and EUPHA over the past few years!

Insights from the 15th European Public Health conference in Berlin, November 2022 - EUPHAnxt fellows' blogs

Dive deeper into some of the themes discussed at the 15th European Public Health (EPH) conference, held 9-12 November 2022 in Berlin, Germany. Through the EUPHAnxt fellowship programme, six fellows were given the opportunity to experience the EPH Conference. They had a full programme, including mentoring sessions with prominent public health experts in Europe. The fellows also interviewed speakers from their favourite sessions. Read the interview blogs here: 

3. European Public Health Conference


Certificate of attendance / accreditation

We hope you enjoyed the EPH Conference in Berlin and that the meetings with colleagues from Europe and beyond have given you renewed energy in your daily work. The 15th EPH Conference has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) with 26 European CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The Certificate is downloadable from your personal EPH Conference account. The Certificates are available until 1 April 2023.

Abstracts 15th EPH Conference

Abstracts of the 15th EPH Conference are published in the Abstract Supplement of the fully Open Access European Journal of Public Health (EJPH). Find the Abstract Supplement here.

Evaluation 15th EPH Conference

Take a few moments to evaluate the Berlin Conference. Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the conference and better meet your needs. All you need to do is to login to your EPH Conference account and give us a few minutes of your time.

16th European Public Health Conference Dublin 2023

The 16th EPH Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 8 – 11 November 2023. Theme of the EPH conference 2023 is: Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth : A Sustainable Future for Humanity. The conference will be held at the CCD, Dublin. Read more.

Abstract submission Dublin 2023

Abstract submission for the 16th EPH Conference is open from 1 February until 1 May 2023. The EPH Conference offers excellent opportunities to learn from the latest research and practice, to network with experts and colleagues and to expand your professional horizons. Abstracts are invited for workshops and single presentations in all areas of public health research, practice, policy and education. Abstracts are considered for workshops, oral, pitch and poster presentations. Do not miss the opportunity to share your work at the largest public health event in Europe. Check our website for any updates.


4. EUPHA members update

E-collection: Health and health care for refugees and migrants

It comes as no surprise that one of the priorities of the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), which runs from July till December 2022, is “Managing the refugee crisis and Ukraine’s post-war recovery”. Per capita, the Czech Republic is receiving the most refugees from Ukraine. 
The Czech Society of Social Medicine and Health Care Management, EUPHA member, compiled a collection of papers from the European Journal of Public Health, presenting the evidence on access to care for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, which can be applied to the current context of the war in Ukraine. The editorial, which highlights possible courses of action to health policy makers in the EU, is co-authored by the vice-presidents of the EUPHA Migrant and ethnic minority section.
The e-collection on Health and health care for refugees and migrants is available here.

New full member: HASUDER - Association of Public Health Specialists of Turkiye

We welcome HASUDER - Association of Public Health Specialists of Turkiye to the EUPHA network. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation.

5. European Journal of Public Health

Advance articles - November 2022

Country differences in the cross-sectional associations between smoking and depressive symptoms in adolescence 
Elena Raffetti, Francesco Donato, Federico Triolo, Filip Andersson, Yvonne Forsell, Maria Rosaria Galanti
Evidence of the emergence of illicit benzodiazepines from online drug forums 
Abeed Sarker, Mohammed Ali Al-Garadi, Yao Ge, Nisha Nataraj, Londell McGlone, Christopher M Jones, Steven A Sumner
Period effects in the risk of labour market marginalization among refugees in Sweden: a register-based cohort study 
Stefanie Kirchner, Ridwanul Amin, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Alexis E Cullen, Katalin Gémes, Magnus Helgesson, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz
Evidence of the emergence of illicit benzodiazepines from online drug forums 
Abeed Sarker, Mohammed Ali Al-Garadi, Yao Ge, Nisha Nataraj, Londell McGlone, Christopher M Jones, Steven A Sumner
Personalized prevention in oncology: integrating the current approaches for the benefit of population health 
Stefania BocciaWalter Ricciardi
Four decades of screening and brief alcohol intervention research: the peg and the hole 
Per NilsenSven Andréasson
Cardiovascular mortality trends in Switzerland 1995–2018 
Lisa SorrentinoArnaud ChioleroCristian Carmeli
Measles cases in Split-Dalmatia County (a Croatian tourist region), in May–July 2019: outbreak report and lessons learnt
Milka Brzovic, Katija Barac Juretic, Anamarija Jurcev-Savicevic, Linda Mihojevic, Diana Nonkovic, Pero Rizvan, Matea Vujevic Petrovic, Marija Tonkic, Bernard Kaic, Andrea Babic-Erceg, Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek, Jelena Ivancic-Jelecki
Is rare cancer care organized at national health system level? Multiple case study in six EU countries 
Joan Prades, Annalisa Trama, Paolo G Casali, Jean-Francois Emile, Nathalie Gaspar, Ramunas Janavicius, Rasa Jančiauskien
Estimating the worldwide burden of health loss due to hearing loss 
Riccardo NociniBrandon M HenryGiuseppe LippiCamilla Mattiuzzi
Perinatal mortality in Ireland: inequalities by socio-economic group and country of birth 
Katie DuffySheelah ConnollyAnne NolanBertrand Maître
Income differences in partial life expectancy between ages 35 and 64 from 1988 to 2017: the contribution of living arrangements 
Jade KnopPekka MartikainenHanna RemesLasse Tarkiainen
Mental health by native–immigrant intermarriage in Sweden: a register-based retrospective cohort study 
Helena HonkaniemiSol Pía JuárezMikael Rostila
Trends in smoking-attributable mortality in Spain: 1990–2018 
Julia Rey-Brandariz, Mónica Pérez-Ríos, María Isolina Santiago-Pérez, Iñaki Galán, Anna Schiaffino, Leonor Varela-Lema, Agustín Montes, María Esther López-Vizcaíno, Alexandra Giraldo-Osorio, Cristina Candal-Pedreira, Alberto Ruano-Ravina
The architecture of the European Union’s pandemic preparedness and response policy framework 
Dimitri EerensRok HrzicTimo Clemens
Labor force participation during COVID-19 and risk of depression: a Danish register study 
Sophie S Hellmann, Sanne P Møller, Annette K Ersbøll, Ziggi I Santini, Maj Britt D Nielsen, Morten K Grønbæk, Ola Ekholm, Lau C Thygesen
European public mental health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic 
Naomi WilsonShari McDaidFrank WieberJutta Lindert
Vaccination barriers and drivers in Romania: a focused ethnographic study 
Eve Dube, Adriana Pistol, Aurora Stanescu, Cassandra Butu, Sherine Guirguis, Oana Motea, Anca Elvira Popescu, Alexandra Voivozeanu, Miljana Grbic, Marie-Ève Trottier, Noel T Brewer, Julie Leask, Bruce Gellin, Katrine Bach Habersaat
Burden of disease among older adults in Europe—trends in mortality and disability, 1990–2019 
Kim Moesgaard Iburg, Periklis Charalampous, Peter Allebeck, Elsa Jonsson Stenberg, Rónán O’Caoimh, Lorenzo Monasta, José L Peñalvo, David M Pereira, Grant M A Wyper, Vikram Niranjan, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Juanita Haagsma
The impact of switching from single-use to reusable healthcare products: a transparency checklist and systematic review of life-cycle assessments 
Mattis KeilTobias ViereKevin HelmsWolf Rogowski

E-Collection on Health and health care for refugees and migrants

This e-collection presents the evidence on access to care for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, which can be applied to the current context of the war in Ukraine. Based on the evidence from the collection of papers, we present possible courses of action to health policy makers in the EU.
Explore the e-collection

6. Call for proposals, job opportunities

Associate Professor of Public Health Economics and Evaluations, Aarhus University, Denmark

Click here for more information.

EFPC is searching for a junior coordinator for 32 hours per week

The aim of the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) is to improve the health of the population by promoting strong Primary Care. This is done by advocating for Primary Care, by generating information and evidence on Primary Care and by exchanging information between the members of the Forum. EFPC was initiated in early 2005 by a group of interested parties from several countries. EFPC is based at NIVEL – the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
You can find the vacancy details here.

Research coordinator at Interface Demography

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is looking for a candidate with proven research experience in social sciences, demography, social epidemiology, population statistics, social health sciences or another relevant discipline, to be responsible for coordinating the research program and supporting the research staff. 
Learn more

7. Interesting news

RESET Alcohol - A Global Alcohol Policy Initiative

This initiative is a collaboration between participating governments and leading global public health and alcohol policy organizations, that aims to reset the environment and reduce the health and social burden of alcohol. It puts proven policies, technical expertise and financial resources at the fingertips of governments who are ready to act towards a healthier, more prosperous future.
Learn more

Health systems performance assessment takes centre stage among public health experts

Key take-aways and related resources from the sessions the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies led, co-led or participated in this year’s European Public Health Conference in Berlin. Read more here.

How can we assess the performance of our health systems to inform policymaking?

Recording of an online event by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies | 15 November
Watch the recording here.

Does provider competition improve health care quality and efficiency?

Recording of an online event by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies | 22 November
Watch the recording here.

Access to dental care - trends in service provision and reforming dental care coverage in Europe

Recording of an online event by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies | 29 November 
Watch the recording here.

CultureForHealth Report

The aim of this scoping review is to synthesise existing evidence on the positive effect of arts and cultural activities on health and well-being. This means the review is not limited to a few research questions but seeks to provide a clear indication of the volume of existing literature, the key concepts, focus points and the types of studies that exist. It also identifies knowledge gaps in the existing literature. Finally, it gathers policy recommendations and identifies challenges, further expanding the scope of the report beyond the proposed policy directions and specific policy measures.
Read the report
Learn more about the EU funded project CultureForHealth

8. Upcoming courses and conferences

How far have we come in strengthening health system resilience in Europe? Towards a European Health Union
1 Dec 2022 / Online event
Organiser: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

1st International Experts Forum & Policy Dialogue Workshop: Personalised medicine approaches to active and healthy living and ageing
2 Dec 2022 / Online event
Organiser: ENRICH Global Health Innovation Thematic Group

Introduction to Health Economics and HTA - 3-Day Certified University Course
30 Jan 2023 - 1 Feb 2023 / Online
Organiser: UMIT Tirol

35th International Papillomavirus Conference
17 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 / Washington DC, USA
Organiser: International Papillomavirus Society

9th European Conference on Tobacco or Health
26 Apr 2023 - 28 Apr 2023 / Madrid, Spain
Organiser: Association of European Cancer Leagues ao

First European Regional Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health
21 May 2023 - 24 May 2023 / Umeå, Sweden
Organiser: Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association and Umeå University

9. Interesting publications

The implications of population ageing for health financing in the Western Pacific Region: Exploring future scenarios and policy options for selected countries using the PASH Simulator

Read the publication here.

Multi-omics signatures of the human early life exposome

Nature | Article | 21 November 2022
In this work, the research team aimed to associate the personal early life exposome, measured in 1301 mother–child pairs of the Human Early Life Exposome (HELIX) project, with deep molecular phenotype data assessed in childhood and defined by the blood methylome and transcriptome, plasma proteins, and serum and urinary metabolites. The analysis identified 1,170 significant associations (249 in pregnancy and 921 in childhood) which provide insights into potential biological responses and sources of exposure.
Read more

Tobacco promotion restriction policies on social media

Tobacco control | Special communication | 3 November 2022
This study finds that, although most social media platform policies prohibited paid tobacco advertising, few addressed more novel strategies, such as sponsored/influencer content and few had age-gating to prevent youth access. There is a pressing need to regulate tobacco promotion on social media platforms.
Read more

Health system performance assessment: A primer for policy-makers

Read the publication here.

Does provider competition improve health care quality and efficiency?: Expectations and evidence from Europe

Read the publication here.

Health systems in action: Armenia

The Health System in Action (HSiA) Insights are a set of short summaries that capture what is happening in non-EU Member States; highlight progress and challenges country by country; and provide context for the WHO/Europe’s European Programme of Work and its Roadmaps for Health and Wellbeing.
Read the publication here.

EUPHA members' priorities - selection on NCDs

EUPHA’s member survey indicated that one of the public health priorities for our members is non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory conditions and diabetes just to name a few. Therefore, we have compiled some recent and interesting articles relating to this research field, in addition to the usual interesting publication that we share in the newsletter.

Real-world data for precision public health of noncommunicable diseases: a scoping review
BMC Public Health | Research | 24 November 2022

Precision public health uses routinely collected real-world data on determinants of health to inform precision decision-making, interventions and policy based on social position, equity and disease risk, and continuously monitors outcomes – the right intervention for the right population at the right time. This scoping review aims to identify global exemplars of precision public health and the data sources and methods of their aggregation/application to NCD prevention.

Diabetes education: the key to a brighter tomorrow
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology | Editorial | 13 November 2022

"An overarching goal of diabetes education must be to better communicate to the general public their risk of diabetes, the seriousness of the condition, and the consequences of living with diabetes over the life-course. Crucial to achieving this aim, must be elimination of the stigma associated with having type 1 or type 2 diabetes that exists in so many places and cultures around the world. Only when stigma is truly banished, will people be receptive to diabetes education, embrace it, and benefit from all that it has to offer and can achieve."

Symptom recognition and treatment-seeking behaviors in women experiencing acute coronary syndrome for the first time: a qualitative study
BMC Cardiovascular Diseases | Research | 28 November 2022 

Women are more likely to delay medical help-seeking for acute coronary symptoms. Understanding patients’ experience of the symptoms and their response is essential in improving help-seeking behaviors and timely diagnosis and treatment for ACS. This study aimed to explore women’s experience of ACS, their response to the symptoms, and treatment-seeking decisions.

European Groundshot -- addressing Europe's cancer research challenges: a Lancet Oncology Commission
The Lancet | Commission | 16 November 2022

The European Groundshot—addressing Europe’s cancer research challenges: a Lancet Oncology Commission highlights the need to pick up the pace on cancer research in Europe. Authors describe challenges for cancer research in Europe, including difficulties in implementation, poor infrastructure, and lack of real-world data. They also provide new analysis on disparities between and within countries in Europe in terms of survival, and research activity, output, and funding, advocating for a pan-European approach to overcome this issue.

The 2022 Europe report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: towards a climate resilient future

The Lancet Public Health | Countdown | November 2022
This is the first report of the Lancet Countdown Europe. The report mirrors that of the global Lancet Countdown report, tracking progress on health and climate change in five areas: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerabilities; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; economics and finance; and politics and governance. 
Read more

A literature review exploring how health systems respond to acute shocks in fragile and conflict-affected countries

Conflict and Health | Review | 15 November 2022
To understand how health systems in fragile and conflict affected [FCA] countries respond to the shocks and what influence their responses, authors conducted a review of the literature published between January 2011 and September 2021 on health system responses to acute shocks in FCA countries. By highlighting enabling and constraining factors to each type of capacity, this study provides important lessons and practical strategies from FCA countries on how to absorb, adapt and transform in response to acute shocks – thus promoting health system resilience globally.
Read more

10. European Commission news

High-level conference: Health Security in the EU

The high-level Conference on COVID-19 Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead to ensure a stronger EU Health Security Framework took place 22 and 23 November 2022 in Luxembourg. The Conference aimed to take stock of the pertinent lessons learned in public health since the beginning of the pandemic. The Conference presented a snapshot of what has been done and what still needs to be acted upon for the benefit of all Europeans for the creation of a strengthened EU health security framework and ensure a global impact. With the different approaches in place, Europe will be ready for the future scenarios that will come our way, and together we will be able to solidify the European Health Union and, in turn, global health security.
Recordings of the event are available here.  

European Health Union: HERA secures up to 2 million doses of the monkeypox vaccine

On 17 November, the Commission's Health Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), has signed a Joint Procurement Framework contract with the company Bavarian Nordic, for the supply of up to 2 million doses of the monkeypox vaccine in the course of 2023 and 2024. This offers 14 participating countries the possibility to purchase doses to address their medium- and long-term needs and build stockpiles. 
Learn more

Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: entry into force of the ban on flavoured heated tobacco products

On 23 November, the Commission welcomed the entry into force of the ban on flavoured heated tobacco products. This ban responds to the significant increase of sales of these tobacco products across the EU. It will help achieve the goal set out in Europe's Beating Cancer Plan to create a ‘tobacco-free Generation', where less than 5 % of the population uses tobacco by 2040.
Learn more

Commission recommends recognising COVID-19 as occupational disease in certain sectors and during a pandemic

On 28 November, the Commission adopted an updated Recommendation on occupational diseases. With it, the Commission recommends that Member States recognise COVID-19 as an occupational disease if contracted by workers in disease prevention, in health and social care, in domiciliary assistance, or – during a pandemic – in other sectors where there is an outbreak and where a risk of infection has been proven.
Learn more

EEA report - Climate change as a threat to health and well-being in Europe: focus on heat and infectious diseases

The report draws on the knowledge collated and developed for the European Climate and Health Observatory under its 2021-22 work plan, which has an explicit focus on high temperatures and climate-sensitive infectious diseases. The knowledge includes the set of indicators developed by the Lancet Countdown in Europe and the Copernicus Climate Change Service, case studies undertaken in various European countries, and national policy analyses.
Learn more

Data on antimicrobial resistance (AMR): use of antibiotics in the EU decreases but more needs to be done

A pan-European survey on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) shows that half of Europeans still incorrectly believe that antibiotics kill viruses. At the same time, 23 % of respondents have taken antibiotics over the past year, the lowest figure since 2009 and clearly showing that the work of Member States and the Commission to help raise awareness among citizens on the risks of excessive use of antibiotics is paying off. 
Read more

11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 44, 03 November 2022

Rapid communication
Ongoing toxin-positive diphtheria outbreaks in a federal asylum centre in Switzerland, analysis July to September 2022
Autochthonous dengue in mainland France, 2022: geographical extension and incidence increase
Omicron BA.2.75 variant is efficiently neutralised following BA.1 and BA.5 breakthrough infection in vaccinated individuals, Israel, June to September 2022
 colistin resistance gene sharing between  from cohabiting dogs and humans, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018 to 2020
A scenario modelling analysis to anticipate the impact of COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents and children on disease outcomes in the Netherlands, summer 2021
Erratum for Euro Surveill. 2022;27(39)
Erratum for Euro Surveill. 2022;27(43)
Read more

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 45, 10 November 2022

Rapid communication
Evaluation of 11 commercially available PCR kits for the detection of monkeypox virus DNA, Berlin, July to September 2022
Antibiotic resistance surveillance of  complex is affected by refined MALDI-TOF identification, Swiss data, 2017 to 2022
Tracking the progressive spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in Italy, December 2021 to January 2022
COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infection during the Delta period, a nationwide study adjusting for chance of exposure, the Netherlands, July to December 2021
Read more

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 46, 17 November 2022

Rapid communication
Outbreak of imported diphtheria with  among migrants arriving in Germany, 2022
Epidemiological investigation of a case of malaria in a non-endemic area, Campo de Gibraltar, Cadiz, Spain, January 2022
Increasing number of cases and outbreaks caused by  in the EU/EEA, 2020 to 2021
Detection of 10 cases of ceftriaxone-resistant  in the United Kingdom, December 2021 to June 2022
Large increase in bloodstream infections with carbapenem-resistant  species during the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, EU/EEA, 2020 and 2021
A step forward in antibiotic use and resistance monitoring: a quarterly surveillance system pilot in 11 European Union/European Economic Area countries, September 2017 to May 2020
Job vacancy at ECDC
Read more

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 47, 24 November 2022 Download the whole issue

Preparing Europe for future health threats and crises – the European Health Emergency and Preparedness Authority; improving EU preparedness and response in the area of medical countermeasures
Rotavirus epidemiology and genotype distribution in hospitalised children, Greece, 2008 to 2020: A prospective multicentre study
Meeting report
Launch meeting of the new World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance, Consumption and Health Care-Associated Infections at the Robert Koch institute, Berlin, Germany, October 2022
Author's correction
Author's correction for Euro Surveill. 2022;27(46)
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12. WHO news

Use of nutrient profile models for nutrition and health policies: meeting report on the use of nutrient profile models in the WHO European Region

This report summarizes the proceedings of an expert meeting on use of nutrient profile models in the WHO European Region in September 2021, convened by the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, with proposed revisions to the regional nutrient profile model for restricting marketing of unhealthy foods and finalization of the baby food model, exploring use of nutrient profile models for front-of-pack labelling and the possibilities of applying nutrient profiling to health taxes on food and for healthy, sustainable diets.
Read more

Harnessing the power of partnerships at Europe's largest public health conference

This European Public Health Conference embodies the vision of delivering health for all through the power of partnership. There is great strength in the collaboration we represent,” said Dr Kluge in his keynote address. “Seeing you all gathered here, committed and determined to make a difference, I am filled with hope and optimism that the future for public health in Europe is bright.”
Read more

1 in 3 use antibiotics without prescription, WHO/Europe's study shows

Only two thirds of people in 14 countries in the WHO European Region, who took part in a recent survey, were able to say their last course of antibiotics was obtained with a medical prescription. 1 in 3 either used leftover antibiotics from a previous prescription or obtained them without a prescription over the counter from a pharmacy or elsewhere. 

This is at least 3 times more than that reported among EU/EEA countries, in their most recent survey of citizens by the European Commission.
Read more

We expect change - clear message to decision-makers from Youth4Health

In Tirana, the European Youth Capital 2022, the first-ever WHO/Europe Youth4Health forum was all about youth health and well-being, and their engagement in decision-making. 
Participants agreed on a blueprint for follow-up actions to 1) increase youth engagement in health decision-making and 2) improve youth health and well-being.
Read more

Childhood obesity in European Region remains high: new WHO report presents latest country data

WHO/Europe has published a new Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) report, the fifth in a series measuring trends in overweight and obesity among primary school aged children since 2007. Childhood overweight and obesity still undermine health across the European Region. These conditions are linked to many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – from cardiovascular diseases to diabetes and cancer. Today, 1 in 3 school-aged children in the Region are living with overweight or obesity, and the rates are increasing in many countries.
Read more

Noncommunicable disease facility-based monitoring guidance

WHO has developed the Noncommunicable disease facility-based monitoring guidance for NCD patient and programme monitoring, including a framework and parsimonious set of relevant, valid, and feasible standardized indicators to guide recording and reporting of health services data at the primary care level. 
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Health literacy development for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: Volume 1: Overview

This report provides a pragmatic approach to health literacy development for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It provides new insights into what people know about NCDs and their risk factors, and these new insights reveal the mechanisms behind how people, communities, and organizations learn and can be supported to take action against NCDs, including their risk factors and determinants.
Read more

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