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2008-06-27 09:03:10

TALLINN, Estonia and COPENHAGEN, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Charter Brings Equity, Performance and Accountability to Health Sector Ministers of health from 53 countries (1), which make the WHO European Region, today signed a new charter on health systems, committing themselves to concrete and measurable action on strengthening health systems that will allow both their own people and the international community to hold them to account. Observing that all countries have pockets of...

2008-06-25 00:01:33

Ministers of health, experts and more than 500 delegates from 53 countries are meeting in Estonia, to discuss the relationship between health and wealth. The delegates from the World Health Organization European Region are meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, at the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems: Health Systems, Health and Wealth. Between 1970 and 2003 in the western part of the region, increases in life expectancy were worth 29 percent to 38 percent of gross domestic...

2008-06-24 02:30:29

COPENHAGEN and TALLINN, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- - European Health Ministers Meet to Focus on Link Between Health and Economic Success. New Charter on Health Systems Expected to be Signed It has long been accepted that greater wealth allows people to make better health choices, but does the reverse apply? Does greater health lead to greater wealth, both on a personal and a national level? This week (25-27 June), ministers of health, international experts, and over 500 delegates from the...

2005-08-10 15:39:24

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish helicopter carrying 14 people crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia on Wednesday and Estonian officials said all on board were believed dead. The helicopter, on a scheduled commercial flight to Helsinki from the Estonian capital Tallinn, crashed near the Baltic island of Naissaar three minutes after take-off, officials said. It was not clear why the helicopter suddenly dived into the choppy sea, rescue officials and the helicopter company said. Estonian...

2005-08-10 09:17:19

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish helicopter with 12 passengers and two crew crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia on Wednesday and Estonian officials said all on board were believed dead. The helicopter, on a scheduled commercial flight to Helsinki from the Estonian capital Tallinn, crashed near the Baltic island of Naissaar three minutes after take-off, officials said. Rescue helicopters, boats and divers from Estonia and Finland found debris from the helicopter but had not yet recovered...

2005-08-10 08:31:57

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - All 12 passengers and two crew on a Finnish helicopter which crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia on Wednesday are feared dead, the deputy head of Estonia's civil aviation authority said. "They are believed dead. Typically people cannot survive a crash like this. The helicopter dived very quickly," Rein Porro, deputy director of the authority, said by phone from Tallinn. He called it the worst civil aviation accident in Estonia's history. The two crew members of...

2005-08-10 07:38:35

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Finnish helicopter with 12 passengers and two crew crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia in stormy weather on Wednesday, and rescuers said they could see no sign of any survivors. The helicopter, which was on a scheduled commercial flight en route to Helsinki from the Estonian capital Tallinn, crashed near the Baltic island of Naissaar three minutes after take-off, Estonian officials said. Rescue helicopters, boats and divers from Estonia and Finland found remains...