NEW PROBLEMS OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN ARMENIA Luiza Gharibyan, PhD, Associate professor (dotsent) Yerevan State Medical University, Department of «Hygiene and Ecology», Armenia Academic advisor- Ronald E.Laporte Professor of Epidemiology Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh.
In accordance with the principle of stable development the appropriate level of public health may be obtained only at the stage of the optimal and synchronic solution of the social, economic and environmental problems.
Air pollution in Armenia(1987-1999) Thousand ton /year
The results of our research show that in terms of anthropogenic chemical burden diminution on the human organism between of 1987 –1993, the indexes of still-births as well as up to one year infant mortality have decreased.
Studies have shown a correlation between the levels of indoor and outdoor air pollution and the low birth weights, inborn defects, stillbirth, breathing pathologies.
The number of newborn with inborn defects per % in Charentsavan(R.Armenia)
The incidence of stillborn per 1000 in Charentsavan(R.Armenia)
Bronchitis in Yerevan (primary morbidity of adults per 100.000) 1988 -1998
Numbers of deaths of diseases of the circulatory system (female) Year Age
Number of deaths of diseases of the circulatory system (male 1989-1999 years), Armenia
Breast cancer in Armenia per 100.000
Within the transition period to the new social relations, and correspondingly to the new public health care system the efforts are to be done in public health management sphere. First of all, we must revise the worn out approaches in order to put the health care activities in correspondence with the new realities. Meanwhile we must give due attention to the existing experience in this sphere in the countries with the developed health care system.
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