15 January 2021

WHO/Europe pdate on COVID-19: a tipping-point in the course of the pandemic

Copenhagen, 14 January 2021 Statement by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe - Russian Press Briefing "Good morning, First and foremost, I wish you a happy and healthy new year for 2021. We were prepared for a challenging start to 2021 and it has been just that. One year from [...]

8 December 2020

Online events hosted by UN City agencies in December

Copenhagen, 8 December 2020 We are very happy to invite you to participate in three online events this month. On 10 December, WHO/Europe will host a webinar on belonging and loneliness. On 14 December the key findings of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020 Webinar will be discussed. And on 15 December DRC and UNHCR cordially [...]

17 November 2020

New WHO/Europe factsheet: policy action needed to reduce cancers attributable to alcohol use

Europe, 16 November 2020 The new WHO/Europe factsheet, “Alcohol and cancer in the WHO European Region: an appeal for better prevention”, emphasizes causal links between alcohol use and a range of cancers, including some of the most common types, such as female breast cancer and colorectal cancer. It also makes clear that alcohol-attributable cancers [...]

16 November 2020

Outstanding public health achievements from the WHO European Region receive the highest recognition at the resumed 73rd World Health Assembly

Copenhagen, 13 November 2020 At the resumed Seventy-third World Health Assembly, 2 individuals and 1 organization from the WHO European Region were awarded prestigious global public health prizes for their significant contribution to population health. Professor Gunhild Waldemar from Denmark was presented with the His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Prize for Research in [...]

2 November 2020

WHO/Europe: The challenge of winter during COVID-19 for poor families

This winter will present the unprecedented public health challenge of having to face the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu season at the same time. The colder months bring challenges for less affluent households to heat their homes adequately, thus increasing their exposure to health risks. On World Cities Day, 31 October, we take a moment [...]

14 October 2020

Follow WHO’s online film festival throughout October

Copenhagen, 14 October 2020 WHO is holding an online film festival showcasing some of the entrants from the inaugural Health for All Film Festival. From 10 to 24 October 2020, films will be shown on WHO’s YouTube channel with the option to ask questions via live chat. Read more about the online festival and the [...]