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## 647-648

Current topic: Health and Illness of Russians

  • Compared to 1990, Russians have begun getting ill 25% more often

  • The incidence of hepatitis B and C is decreasing

  • In terms of the prevalence of socially significant diseases, Russia remains a problem country

  • Are the dynamics of disability the effect of social policy?

  • The increase in life expectancy is associated with an increase in the duration of illness

  • Conclusion

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

European demographic barometer

  • The health of the population of the EU-28, 2011-2013

  • In 2012 healthy life expectancy in the EU-28 was on average 62.3 years for women and 61.3 years for men

  • On average only 11% of inhabitants of the EU-28 consider their health bad

  • In 2012 the main cause of 38% of deaths in the EU-28 was diseases of the circulatory system, of 26% - cancer

  • System of information about of diagnoses-based morbidity in the EU-28 is in the process of being created

  • In 2012 there were 800 thousand people with HIV living in the EU-28; in the course of one year 29 thousand new cases were registered

  • All new cases of measles, whooping cough and hepatitis B must be reported in all EU-28 countries

  • In 2012 2.7 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in EU countries

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • The meaning of social capital for health in European countries

  • Main trends of a healthy lifestyle of Russians

  • Heatwaves in the southern cities of the European part of Russia as a risk factor for premature mortality

  • The dynamics of the incidence of myocardial infarction in the regions of the Russian Federation for an 11-year period (2002-2012)

The event

A conference call with the Russian Prime Minister

  • On the implementation of the Concept of Demographic Policy. Transcript of the conference call

  • On the implementation of the Concept of Demographic Policy for the period up to 2025 - information

Take care of women!

  • In which countries can be found the best conditions for motherhood?

In the vastness of Russia

  • Putin instructs the government to take measures to reduce mortality

  • Support for families with children in the regions will increase fertility in Russia

  • It will be necessary to raise the retirement age after some time

  • Ministry of Labor intends to analyze materials on increasing the retirement age

  • Retirement age may be raised only for civil servants

  • Bill to raise retirement age of Duma deputies may be introduced in the fall

  • Ministry of Labor is against changing the procedure for indexation of pensions

  • Finance Ministry proposes to save money on the indexation of pensions and salaries of civil servants in 2016

  • Real wages in Russia will return to the level of 2014 in 2018

  • 6 million certificates have been issued for payments from maternity capital

  • Ministry of Labor working on extension of program for issuing maternity capital

  • All-Russia People’s Front proposes to extend the maternity capital program in full for 10 years

  • Each year 2.3 million people move around the country in search of work

  • Unemployment rate in Russia fell to 5.6% in May

  • Fluctuations in the number of unemployed in June are alarming the Ministry of Labor

  • About 1 million people have notified the migration service of a second citizenship

  • 30% of Russians with dual citizenship are citizens of CIS countries

  • All-Russia People’s Front proposes that State Duma intervene in the issue of obtaining Russian citizenship in the Crimea

  • In 2015 the Federal Migration Service issued 755 thousand work licenses to foreigners in the Russian Federation

  • Russia has become the leader in the number of requests received for asylum

  • In the Primorye region the annual plan for resettlement of compatriots has been exceeded in 5 months

  • State Duma doesn’t introduce criminal penalties for foreigners entering into fictive marriages

  • Council of Europe General Secretary asks Russian Federation to approve convention on the fight against human trafficking

  • The number of smokers in Russia over past year has not decreased

  • Putin orders development of comprehensive plan for rehabilitation of drug addicts

  • Labor rehabilitation of drug addicts is costly

  • Russia is against legalization of soft drugs

  • The number of palliative care beds has increased by 4.2 times since 2012

  • Accounting Chamber again slams Ministry of Health

  • Minister of Finance “does not rule out” increased spending on health care

Eurasian panorama

  • As of May 1 the population of Ukraine was 42,854,106 people

  • Since independence, the number of children in Ukraine has decreased by 2 million people

  • In Kirgizia, pre-school education is provided for one in five children

  • Due to the constant growth of the population in Kirgizia, growing tension on its labor market

  • ILO will check the use of child labor in Uzbekistan

  • Since independence, about 1 million people have left Kirgizia

  • Putin approves easing of migration regime with Kirgizia

  • There will be no amnesty for Kirgiz people violating immigration rules

  • Tajik authorities ask Russia to grant immigration amnesty

  • FMS will leave preferences only for forced migrants from the southeast of Ukraine

  • 550,000 forced migrants from the southeast of Ukraine have received right to a long stay in the Russian Federation

  • Up to 90 thousand Ukrainians have taken advantage of resettlement program in Russia

  • In early June 100 thousand more people arrived from Central Asia than a month before

  • Belarus will not establish quotas for refugees from Ukraine

  • In Belarus no Ukrainian citizens have been formally granted refugee status

  • The number of internally displaced persons in Ukraine has increased to 1,325,000

  • Red Cross Society of Ukraine has allocated $12 million for the needs of migrants from the Donbass

  • In the Donbass 1,592 persons have gone missing since the beginning of the year

  • Tajikistan registers record decline in remittances

  • In the first quarter Belarusians received $187 million in remittances

  • Belgian government has recognized the Armenian genocide

  • The number of flood victims in Georgia has increased to 15

  • Ukrainian MP proposes ban on abortion

World news

  • US records first increase in fertility in last seven years

  • Residents of Latvia the poorest in the Baltic States

  • For the first time in four years real wages have gone up in Estonia

  • Latvians are promised a recalculation of “unfair” pensions next year

  • Estonian opposition is ready to support an increase in child allowance

  • FAO has outlined plans to combat hunger in the world

  • Ministry of Education in Latvia not ready for immediate elimination of minority schools

  • Montenegro does not want to introduce dual citizenship for Serbs

  • In the past nearly 10 years over 60 thousand inhabitants of Estonia have emigrated

  • Latvia’s objective is to bring back its emigrants

  • In last 14 years Europe has spent 11.3 billion euros on the deportation of migrants

  • European Commission does not favor the construction of fences to combat the influx of migrants

  • Spain has received less than 1% of the total flow of refugees to Europe in 2014

  • Record number of registered refugees in the world in 2014

  • Estonia is the most “inhospitable” country for refugees in the EU

  • Estonia wants to replace the acceptance of refugees with financial and technical assistance to the EU

  • Latvia is ready to accept refugees under the quota of the European Union, but on a voluntary basis

  • Over 70% of Slovak citizens are against receiving refugees by quotas

  • About a million people have left their place of residence in Yemen since the start of the conflict

  • Liberia will examine the consequences of the Ebola virus among those who have survived it

  • The number of coronavirus victims in South Korea has reached 15 people

  • In Germany, first person has died from MERS virus

  • Spain records first case of diphtheria in 28 years

  • Could a cure for cancer be available within two years?

  • Scientists have told about the negative consequences of longevity

  • USA to get rid of trans-fats

The newspapers write about

  • “Kommersant” on socio-demographic topics at the Forum in St. Petersburg

  • “Polit.ru” on the demographic situation in Russia

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on spending on health and education

  • “Vedomosti” on what is worrying Russians

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on the impact of cuts on health care

  • “Mednovosti.Ru” on a future worsening of the demographic situation in Russia

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta”, “Kommersant” and “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on the rise in mortality

  • “Kazakhstanskaya pravda” on maternal mortality in Kazakhstan

  • “ZeiteSchrift” on the Ebola virus and the economy

  • “Novye izvestiya” on pain relief for cancer patients

  • “Ekspert”, “Kommersant” and “Vedomosti” on funded pensions and retirement

  • “Novye izvestiya” on migrant remittances

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” and “Kommersant” on voluntary health insurance for migrants

  • “Novye izvestiya” on the sentencing of a man for illegally registering foreigners

  • “Gazeta.ru” on emigration from Russia

  • “Vedomosti” on priority regions and spatial mobility

  • “Gazeta.ru” on the influx of refugees into Russia

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on Eritrean refugees

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on teaching national languages

  • “Slon.ru” on the decrease in the incomes of Russians

  • “Novye izvestiya” on the earnings of health workers in Russia

  • “Novye izvestiya” on the subsistence level

  • “Novye izvestiya” on ration cards for the poor

  • “Novye izvestiya” on the decreasing cost of food in the world

  • “Kommersant” on the growth of non-standard forms of employment in the world

  • “Ogonyok” on shadow employment

  • “Kommersant” on the shortage of skilled workers

  • “Novaya gazeta” on prisoner labor

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on robots and unemployment

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on the influence of people’s psychological type on their earnings

  • “Polityka” on the “new parenthood”

Read books and magazines

  • Russia’s health care. What must be done

  • HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe

  • WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco smoking 2015

  • Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe

  • Socially significant illnesses of the Russian population in 2013

  • Through the pages of the journals “Sotsialnye aspekty zdorovya naseleniya” (“Social aspects of the population’s health”) and “Uroven zhizni naseleniya regionov Rossii” (“The standard of living in Russia’s regions”)

  • Contents of the «European Journal of Population»

Profession: researcher

  • 110 years since the birth of Mikhail Veniaminovich Kurman

The reading room

  • Kurman M.V., Lebedinskiy I.V. The population of a large socialist city

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