- 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)
- Cirular economy and health:it's mainly good news, 12 June 2019, Gdansk, Poland
- 7th Meeting of the Primary Health Care Expert Group, 15-16 May 2019, Oslo, Norway
- 13th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Establishment of the NDPHS Secretariat, 25 April 2019, Moscow
- 31st Meeting of the Committee of Senior Representatives, 25-26 April 2019, Moscow
View our selection of links. They feature websites presenting global, regional and national initiatives and strategies on public health and social well-being, and websites of selected organisations and institutions.
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|
(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.||
|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.||
|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.||
|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.||
(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.||
(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.||