18 May 2020

WHO joins forces with young Global Shapers to disseminate health advice

Copenhagen, 15 May 2020 A community of youth influencers are working with WHO/Europe to ensure that tailored health advice reaches communities, families and individuals in countries across the WHO European Region. The Global Shapers Community, which started life as a youth project with the World Economic Forum, is a network of more than 9000 [...]

13 May 2020

New WHO resource on enhancing competencies of primary care nurses

Copenhagen, 12 May 2020 For International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe has published a set of resources to support countries to invest in and strengthen their primary health-care nursing workforce. The publication “Competencies for nurses working in primary health care” provides guidance and inspiration for policy-makers, instructors, managers and clinicians to develop needed [...]

13 May 2020

WHO/Europe: Preparing for a long, hot summer with COVID-19

Copenhagen, 5 May 2020 For much of the WHO European Region, we need to be prepared for a long, hot summer. Weather services are expecting the coming summer to be warmer and drier than usual in the Region. The public, medical professionals and public health authorities need to be prepared for heatwaves and to [...]

5 May 2020

WHO/Europe: Enabling positive birth experiences in the time of COVID-19

Rome, 5 May 2020 At the beginning of the epidemic, our initial reaction was fear – fear of getting infected, of how our work may be affected and for the health of the pregnant women requiring our assistance. Our priority became tackling that fear by adhering to guidelines, including those from WHO, and putting [...]

27 April 2020

WHO/Europe publishes considerations for gradual easing of COVID-19 measures

Europe, 24 April 2020 WHO/Europe has published key considerations for the gradual easing of the lockdown restrictions introduced by many countries in response to the spread of COVID-19 across the European Region. The transition out of lockdown is set to be a complex and uncertain phase. Challenges and circumstances vary from country to country [...]

14 April 2020

Testing, tracing, and when to lift restrictions: WHO’s latest advice

Geneva, 13 April 2020 “We’re all learning all the time and adjusting our strategy, based on the latest available evidence”, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, summarizing the guidance which will be available in full on the agency’s website on Tuesday. He noted that a broad spectrum of COVID-19 responses are currently in place across the globe, based on national [...]

5 June 2019

Beat air pollution to protect health: World Environment Day 2019

5 June 2019 - Beat air pollution – that is the theme for World Environment Day on 5 June. The air that we breathe is fundamental to our existence; yet, we sometimes forget the impact that the quality of the air has on our health and well-being. Although there are many reasons why the [...]