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NDPHS Thematic reports

The NDPHS periodically publishes thematic reports, which are prepared by NDPHS Expert Groups. These publications are available free of charge and may be freely reproduced and reprinted, provided the source is cited.

The following thematic reports have been published so far (click on the publication title for more information about it).
 

Publication title Thematic focus Summary Geographical area

Country Reports on Occupational Safety and Health in the Northern Dimension Area

(NDPHS Series No. 1/2008)
 

Occupational health and safety The paper provides an overview of the occupational health systems, policies and action plans in six Northern Dimension area countries. It reveals great variations in health status, working conditions and access to preventive occupational health services, which are detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the citizens and unfavourable to the economies of the NDPHS countries. Immediate actions to turn around the negative trend of polarization of health are proposed.
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Russia
HIV and AIDS in the Baltic Sea Region and Northwest Russia

(NDPHS Series No. 2/2008)
 

HIV/AIDS The paper includes a description of the then epidemiological development of HIV and AIDS in some Northern Dimension countries, focusing on the Baltic Sea Region and Northwest Russia. Recommendations in the field of surveillance, policy development, legislation, prevention, treatment, care and support are given. Concrete project themes are recommended.
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden
Women's Health in Prison in the Northern Dimension Area

(NDPHS Series No. 3/2008)
 

Prison health The paper focuses on challenges faced by female prisoners, including pregnant women and those caring for small children. It examines how women’s health care in prison is organized in the Northern Dimension area countries and whether health care and social well-being in prison is being adequately adjusted to women’s needs. Recommendations, including several concrete project themes, are given.
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden
Primary Health Care in the Northern Dimension Countries

(NDPHS Series No. 4/2008)
 

Primary health care The paper provides an overview of the primary health care system developments in the Northern Dimension area countries and addresses differences among these countries. Recommendations for possible improvements through policy recommendations and project-based activities are given.
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden

Alcohol Policies in the Northern Dimension Countries

(NDPHS Series No. 1/2011)
 

Alcohol The paper provides an overview of alcohol policies in eight countries in the Northern Dimension area, including detailed data on outcomes of alcohol consumption in NDPHS Partner Countries and a summary of selected measures that reduce alcohol availability and drunk-driving.
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden

Healthy Lifestyles - Corner Stone of Public Health. Why We Need Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control?

(NDPHS Series No. 1/2012)
 

Noncommunicable diseases The paper provides a background on the lifestyles’ impact on the biggest public health threat in Northern Dimension area, noncommunicable diseases. Their risk-factors consist of smoking, harmful use of alcohol, excess and wrong type food, insufficient physical activity and workplace exposures leading into premature cardiovascular disease, obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer, obesity, diabetes type-2, and other diseases. This information is largely based on the recent publications of WHO “Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2010”, “Global status report on alcohol and health 2011” and data-bases of the World Health Organization, EU and OECD.
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden

 

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