Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) systems were introduced in Europe to increase the transparency of services provided by hospitals and to incentivize greater efficiency in the use of resources invested in acute hospitals. In many countries,these systems were also designed to contribute to improving – or at least protecting – the quality of care.
Green Economy/Green Jobs – health risks and benefits
11 April 2012 – PAHO/WHO Rio+20 – (in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish)
Website PAHO/WHO Rio+20 at: http://bit.ly/oxoRdS
Green Economy/ Green Jobs are viewed as a new activity whose scope in terms of health risks and benefits continue to be an emerging challenge.
However, it seems it can generate very significant co-benefits for preventing infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and occupational diseases, and even benefit workers’ health promotion.
This seminar intends to show some evidence in different economic sectors, as well as to share successful experiences in the construction sector.
Agenda12:00 p.m. Welcome and introduction: Dr. Julietta Rodriguez-Guzman, Regional Advisor on Workers’ Health, PAHO/WHO
12:05 p.m. Workers’ Health in the Green Economy and Sustainable Development:
Dr. Ivan Ivanov Dimov, MD, PhD, Team Leader, Occupational Health, WHO
12:20 p.m. Green economy in the construction sector: NIOSH experiences:
Dr. Christine M. Branche, PhD, FACE Associate Principal Director and Director Office of Health and Safety in Construction, NIOSH
12:35 p.m. Commentaries and perspectives from ILO
Dr. Valentina Forastieri, Coordinator of the Health Promotion and Training Unit, International Labor Organization (ILO)
12:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
01:00 p.m. Wrap-up
How to participate:
525 23rd ST NW
Washington DC, 20037 Room 812 – 12h to 13h Eastern Time (WDC)
Online: via Elluminate link:
Since the 1970s the world has experienced profound changes in fertility, union formation and contraceptive demand. Fertility has declined throughout the world, early childbearing and marriage are less common and the percentage of women and men using contraception, especially modern methods, has risen. Nevertheless, the level and pace of change in fertility and the proximate determinants of marriage and contraceptive use have varied markedly among countries such that major differences in fertility levels persist across countries and regions of the world.
A set of country profiles with data on 21 indicators of fertility, nuptiality, contraceptive use and population policies regarding childbearing for three time periods is included as well as online data and metadata.
The report is available online: http://www.unpopulation.org