- NDPHS is participating in the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region (EUSBSR) focusing on demographic changes along with the circular and sharing economy.
- The study "Preventable premature deaths (PYLL) in Northern
Dimension partnership countries 2003–13" has been published in in the European Journal of Public Health. (Read more)
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|NDPHS e-Newsletter 2/2013|
The issue opens with an article informing on the many good words said about the Partnership by the ministers participating in the recently held Partnership Annual Conference (PAC) – both with regard to its achievements as well as prospects for the future – in marking the tenth anniversary of the Partnership.
You can find some examples of these achievements in this issue of the e-newsletter, which focuses especially on HIV/AIDS and associated infections in the Northern Dimension Area, the challenges of which were addressed during the PAC and its side-event. After the outcome of the PAC side-event is presented, further articles present the policy responses needed to combat the social determinants for tuberculosis (TB), the context and history of HIV and TB in the Northern Dimension Area, the progress made in combatting both diseases through NDPHS and the Barents Region collaboration, and the current situation for both diseases in the Russian Federation. Additionally, two regional projects aiming to reduce the spread of HIV and TB are presented.
Further, we are pleased to inform on the momentum generated for regional health and social well-being project development efforts as a result of the NDPHS regional conference “Helping prepare health initiatives for 2014-2020,” which was financially supported by the European Union and held on the side-lines of the 4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
This issue also presents the results from two nearly completed Alcohol and Drug Prevention among Youth projects that ran simultaneously and received funding from the European Union and the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services. Further, Germany presents the country’s first global health strategy paper, “Shaping global health – taking joint action – embracing responsibility,” which has prepared Germany to meet emerging challenges in global health policy and enhances its contribution to solving global health problems. Last but not least, the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference presents the outcome of the first meeting of its Working Group on Innovation in Social and Health Care.
|NDPHS e-Newsletter 1/2013|
This issue focuses on the achievements made possible thanks to a technical assistance grant received by the NDPHS Secretariat from the European Commission to support activities contributing to the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). It opens with an article informing about signing of the Host Country Agreement between the NDPHS Secretariat and the Swedish Government, which is an important step towards having the NDPHS Secretariat gain its own legal capacity. You will also find an article about the 3rd Ministerial meeting of the renewed Northern Dimension held on 18 February 2013. The good progress of the NDPHS was praised during the meeting. Read also about continued efforts of the Partnership to push for a more prominent role of public health on the regional cooperation agenda.
Several articles have been included presenting the results of the activities supported from the EUSBSR technical assistance grant, among them the development of an Alcohol and Drug Prevention among Youth project (an EUSBSR flagship project) and the preparation of a study offering evidence for action to reduce the harm associated with alcohol abuse. Other activities supported by the EU grant and presented in this issue include: support to the implementation of the NDPHS “Health at Work” strategy, development of a project promoting strategic health planning in St. Petersburg, Russia, development of a project on integrated care for senior citizens around the Baltic Sea and development of tools for combating HIV and associated infections in the Baltic Sea region. We have also included an article about another EUSBSR flagship project, i.e. ImPrim project, and its contribution to the improvement of primary health care in Belarus.
Last but not least, we are pleased to introduce a new colleague who has joined the NDPHS Secretariat and to inform that Norwegian funding is now available through the NDPHS Project Pipeline for projects in Northwest Russia aiming to improve health and social well-being in the Northern Dimension area. Further details and requirements can be found at http://www.ndphs.org/?pipeline,donor,view,10. Applications are accepted until 15 April 2013.