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Current topic:
HIV: the alarming situation in Russia against the backdrop of global trends

  • Introduction

  • The HIV situation in the world: cautious optimism

  • Where the pole of regional problems is shifting to

  • The situation in Russia continues to cause alarm

  • HIV incidence in the regional context: major pain points

  • Conclusions

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

Russia: demographic results for the first half of 2017 (part II)

  • In 2017, the number of deaths and the crude death rate continue to decline

  • The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation reported an increase in the life expectancy of Russians to 72.5 years according to data for January-July 2017

  • In January-June 2017, mortality declined from all major classes of causes, except for some infectious and parasitic diseases

  • Compared to the first half of 2016, mortality from external causes decreased by 10%

  • Among those who died in 2016 from infectious and parasitic diseases, 64% did not reach the age of 45, among those who died from external causes - 45%

  • Infant mortality in the first half of 2017 decreased to 5.3 ‰

  • Mortality at working age continues to decline, but not from all causes of death

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Mortality from infectious socially significant diseases in Russia

  • The tuberculosis epidemic situation among people with HIV in the Russian Federation

  • Medico-social features of the “aging” of the HIV epidemic in St. Petersburg

Take care of women!

  • UN Children’s Fund names Russia one of world leaders in terms of support for parents and young children

  • 25 million unsafe abortions occur annually in the world

In the vastness of Russia

  • The population of Moscow has increased by 56,200 people over past 7 months

  • The regions of the Far East lag significantly behind others in terms of life expectancy

  • World Bank predicts 10% decrease in the number of Russians of working age

  • New technologies will make it possible to compensate for the negative effect of the reduction in Russia’s working-age population

  • All-Russian National Front experts question the cause of death statistics of Russians

  • Russians call their financial situation average

  • Most Russians are satisfied with their jobs and dissatisfied with their salaries

  • Salaries of state employees not included in the “May decrees” will be indexed by 4%

  • St. Petersburg deputies approve 70-fold increase in child allowance

  • Most Russians are ready to sign an electronic labor contract

  • In past 10 years over 500,000 compatriots have returned to Russia

  • Procedure for swearing in new Russian citizens has been determined

  • Only one third of Russians with HIV have received free antiviral therapy from the state

  • Ekaterinburg is in first place in terms of the number of HIV cases

  • Plan to introduce penalty for HIV-dissidence before the end of the year

  • The incidence of influenza in Russia has decreased by 3.5 times in past five years

  • Rospotrebnadzor plans to vaccinate 50% of Muscovites against the flu

  • Nearly 40% of the adult population is skeptical about vaccinations

  • Has vaccination added 20 years to every Russian’s life?

  • Ministry of Health has not yet decided on whether to penalize parents for refusing vaccinations

  • No more than 12% of Russian children are in perfect health

  • Russia coming close to US in terms of obesity

  • Russians have begun giving doctors fewer bribes

  • The cities with the best quality of medical services have been named

  • Russians will be able to leave feedback on the quality of medical services on the state services website

  • Fake medicines in Moscow are sold on more than 1000 websites

  • Almost a third of all prisoners in Russia are in for drug offenses

  • Moscow has topped rating of the most criminal regions of Russia

World News

  • Population of Africa will double by 2050

  • Lithuania and Latvia are again EU leaders in terms of population reduction

  • The population of Georgia is 3,718,200 people

  • The population of Kazakhstan is 18,054,000 people

  • The population of Astana is over one million people

  • Fertility in Central European countries is increasing, while in Ukraine it is decreasing

  • The World Bank and the IMF criticize draft pension reform in Ukraine

  • Saeima refuses to grant citizenship to children of non-citizens born in Latvia Ñåé

  • Discussion of the law on citizenship of migrant children in Italy has again come to a halt

  • One third of Muslims in Italy do not want to integrate

  • US tightens rules for issuing visas

  • New system of entry into the territory of the European Union

  • A new concept of migration policy has been developed in Kazakhstan

  • About 1 million citizens have received temporary registration in Kazakhstan

  • Latvia will take measures to return emigrants

  • Almost half of the French favor closing the borders to migrants

  • Ukrainians make up almost 30% of all labor migrants in Poland

  • The number of Kirgiz citizens who have left for work in Russia has increased by one third

  • More than 40 million people in the world are in slavery

  • Refugee children face abuse and exploitation

  • US abolishes refugee status for citizens from Sudan

  • Lebanon will begin sending Syrian refugees home

  • Greek Supreme Court decides to return Syrian refugees to Turkey

  • Latvia has carried out two thirds of its plan to accept refugees

  • The number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh has exceeded 390,000

  • New methods of fighting smoking will be introduced in Moldova starting January 1

  • More people are getting cancer worldwide, but fewer are dying from it

  • The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics could leave humanity without any defense

  • Rospotrebnadzor reports on outbreak of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

  • In Tajikistan, more than 40% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water

  • Saudi Arabia allows women to drive for first time ever

The newspapers write about…

  • “Medusa” on life expectancy in Russia

  • “Vedomosti” on promoting a healthy lifestyle

  • „Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“ on the dangers of sitting

  • “Izvestiya” on the rise in cigarette prices

  • “Gazeta.ru” on fines for not stopping for pedestrians

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on tumor marker tests

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on problems of using narcotic painkillers

  • “REGNUM” on problems of provincial health care

  • “Moskovsky Komsomolets” on school health services

  • “Kommersant” on informal payments in public health services

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on the benefits of “useless” organs

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on abortion in the USSR

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on contraception myths

  • “Sputnik” on contraception in Georgia

  • “Gazeta.ru” on the dispersal of Moscow’s capital functions

  • “Vedomosti”, “Rosbalt” and “Ekho Moskvy” on Russia’s migration policy

  • “RBK” on migration and salaries

  • “RT na russkom” on the return of compatriots

  • “Foreign Policy” on global migration

  • “Bloomberg” and “Vesti Ekonomika” on the refugee problem in Germany

  • “InoSMI” on Turks in Germany

  • “Nasha Gazeta” on an initiative to ban the burqa in Switzerland

  • “The American Conservative” and “American Thinker” on “racial discrimination” in the US

  • “Russkie v Kazakhstane” on interethnic alienation in Kazakhstan

  • “Kavkaz. Realii” on Dagestanis in the north

  • “An Nahar” on the problems of Middle Eastern Christians

  • “Izvestiya” on the system of long-term care for the elderly and disabled

  • “Kommersant” on the minimum wage

  • “Daily Mail” and “The Telegraph UK” on the Holodomor

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the charity index

Read books and magazines

  • WHO Report On The Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017

  • Key Figures On Enlargement Countries — 2017 Edition

  • Demographic yearbook of Kazakhstan 2016

  • Socially significant diseases of the population of Russia in 2016

  • Population and social indicators of the CIS and selected countries of the world 2013-2016

  • Through the pages of the journals “Voprosy Statistiki” (“Statistical Issues”) and “Uroven zhizni naseleniya regionov Rossii” (“Living standards of the population of Russian regions”)

  • Contents of the journal «Population & Societes»

Demographic digest

  • Ageing-driven pension reforms * Children and Careers: How Family Size Affects Parents’ Labor Market Outcomes in the Long Run * BONUS: Very big data

Profession: researcher

  • "Mortality from cardiovascular diseases in Russia: a multidimensional evaluation." Scientific seminar "Modern demography" of the International Laboratory of Population and Health Studies of the Higher School of Economics

  • International courses in the programs "Population and Development" and "Demographic Forecasting"

Students page

  • Master’s program in Demography: Dedication to Students, 2017

 

 
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