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WHO - IPHECA: Epidemiological aspects

Abstract

In May 1991 the World Health Assembly endorsed the establishment of the International Programme on the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident (IPHECA) under the auspices of WHO. Five pilot projects have been carried out within IPHECA in the study territories of Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine in a period from 1991 to 1994. This pilot projects dealt with the detection and treatment of leukaemia and related diseases (Haematology Project), thyroid disorders (Thyroid project), brain damage during exposure 'in-utero' (Brain Damage 'in-Utero' project) and with the development of the Chernobyl registries (Epidemiological Registry Project). A fifth pilot project on oral health was performed only in Belarus. Epidemiological investigations have been an important component of all IPHECA pilot projects. Within 'Epidemiological Registry' Project such investigations have been the principal activity. But with respect to other IPHECA projects it was carried out in addition to main objectives relating to medical monitoring, early diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases included in project protocols. To support the epidemiological investigations within IPHECA, WHO supplied 41 computers in Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine and provided training for specialists from these countries in internationally recognized centres. The training programmes and host countries were as follows: standardization of  More>>
Authors:
Souchkevitch, G [1] 
  1. World Health Organization, Geneva (Swaziland)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-BY-020
Reference Number:
EDB-01:001559
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. international conference on 'The radiological consequences of the Chernobyl accident', Minsk (Belarus), 18-22 Mar 1996; Other Information: 4 tabs., 1 fig; PBD: 1996; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the first international conference 'The radiological consequences of the Chernobyl accident', by Karaoglou, A.; Desmet, G.; Kelly, G.N.; Menzel, H.G. [European Commission, Brussels (Belgium)], 1192 pages.
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; BELARUS; BRAIN; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; CONTAMINATION; EPIDEMIOLOGY; LEUKEMIA; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; STANDARDIZATION; THYROID; UKRAINE; WHO
Sponsoring Organizations:
European Commission (EC)
OSTI ID:
20112829
Research Organizations:
European Commission, Brussels (Belgium); Ministry for Emergency, Minsk (Belarus); Ministry for Emergency, Kiev (Ukraine); Ministry for Emergency, Mocsow (Russian Federation)
Country of Origin:
Belarus
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1018-5593; TRN: BY0000313056942
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 899-908
Announcement Date:
Jan 15, 2001

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Souchkevitch, G. WHO - IPHECA: Epidemiological aspects. Belarus: N. p., 1996. Web.
Souchkevitch, G. WHO - IPHECA: Epidemiological aspects. Belarus.
Souchkevitch, G. 1996. "WHO - IPHECA: Epidemiological aspects." Belarus.
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title = {WHO - IPHECA: Epidemiological aspects}
author = {Souchkevitch, G}
abstractNote = {In May 1991 the World Health Assembly endorsed the establishment of the International Programme on the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident (IPHECA) under the auspices of WHO. Five pilot projects have been carried out within IPHECA in the study territories of Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine in a period from 1991 to 1994. This pilot projects dealt with the detection and treatment of leukaemia and related diseases (Haematology Project), thyroid disorders (Thyroid project), brain damage during exposure 'in-utero' (Brain Damage 'in-Utero' project) and with the development of the Chernobyl registries (Epidemiological Registry Project). A fifth pilot project on oral health was performed only in Belarus. Epidemiological investigations have been an important component of all IPHECA pilot projects. Within 'Epidemiological Registry' Project such investigations have been the principal activity. But with respect to other IPHECA projects it was carried out in addition to main objectives relating to medical monitoring, early diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases included in project protocols. To support the epidemiological investigations within IPHECA, WHO supplied 41 computers in Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine and provided training for specialists from these countries in internationally recognized centres. The training programmes and host countries were as follows: standardization of epidemiological investigations (United Kingdom), radiation epidemiology (Russia), development of software (United Kingdom), principles of epidemiological investigations (The Czech Republic), cohort investigations (Japan)}
place = {Belarus}
year = {1996}
month = {Jul}
}