Public Health Panorama – the WHO Regional Office for Europe’s new bilingual public health journal

The WHO Regional Office for Europe has published the first issue of its new quarterly journal of public health. Public Health Panorama features good practice in policy and research in public health from across the European Region; it is published online and in print in both English and Russian. 

It provides a platform for scientists and public health practitioners to publish lessons learnt in the field and also original research, to facilitate the use of evidence and good practice for public health action.

The first issue of Public Health Panorama contains papers on:

  • How Belarus used a multisectoral approach to control noncommunicable diseases
  • Seven countries working together to protect health from climate change
  • Intersectoral public health approaches to large migration
  • National laboratory policies as a key to sustainable health systems
  • Mounting a defense against influenza in Europe
  • How WHO and the Ministry of Health in the Russian Federation have worked together to fight TB.

"We are very excited to be creating this new opportunity to disseminate policy and practice in public health, particularly as papers in Russian have fewer possibilities in terms of outlets. We are advocates of using research and evidence as the foundation for public health policy, so it's an ideal time to launch the journal," said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe and the journal's Editor-in-Chief.

Dr Claudia Stein, Director of the Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation, said: "We firmly believe that our Russian-speaking and English-speaking colleagues will be excited and motivated by reading research that comes from all parts of the Region. This is an excellent route for true science exchange."

Public Health Panorama joins a portfolio of WHO public health journals that includes the WHO Bulletin (produced at WHO headquarters) and the other regional office journals: the WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health, the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal and the Pan American Journal of Public Health.

News and updates related to the journal will be shared on social media via #WHOPanorama.