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In order to mark the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction a cross-border quiz for high school students was organised in Nikšić, on 13 October, in order to raise their awareness on dangers of natural and other hazards, their consequences and preventive and other actions which should be undertaken.
Eight teams from eight high schools from Gacko, Foča, Jablanica, Konjic, Nikšić, Šavnik, Žabljak and Plužine took part in the quiz, with the High School of Economics and Catering in Nikšić as the host of the quiz. The winners won valuable prizes for their schools – a computer, multifunctional device and a printer. The Combined High School "17. septembar" from Žabljak received a computer as a first place prize, the High School of Economics and Catering from Nikšić received a multifunctional device as a second place prize and the High School from Jablanica received a printer. Other schools received scanners as consolation prizes.
Natural and other disasters which endanger and take human lives and cause significant material damage can happen everywhere and at any time, often suddenly and without any warning. In such situations, people easily panic because they do not know what should be done. Although we can never be completely safe from consequences of disasters, we can still do a lot to reduce their consequences – in the first place by being well prepared and familiar with preventive measures. Preparedness of local communities and individuals for preventive actions is very important in Disaster Risk Reduction – DRR.
More information on causes and types of natural and other hazards, as well as on preventive measures for reducing risks of disasters can be found in a DRR brochure, prepared by the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and FORS Montenegro within an EU-funded project "Cross-border Fire Protection“.
October is marked as a breast cancer awareness month worldwide, with the aim of raising awareness about this illness and supporting prevention, early detection and treatment. Breast cancer is the most common malignant illnesses among women. Each year there are around 1.5 million of new cases in the world, and around 458.000 deaths. However, if it is detected at an early stage, the chances of cure are significant. That is the reason why we remind all women to have their preventive examinations regularly and find additional information about this illness in health institutions.
More information on your reproductive health you can find in the brochures:
Zdravlje je najveća vrijednost svakog čovjeka. Čarolija zdravog života znači učiniti samo male promjene u svakodnevnom životu - za početak napraviti nekoliko koraka više, dodati voće i povrće u ishrani, uzeti jednu čašu vode više nego inače... to je samo nekoliko primjera kako možete početi živjeti zdravo. Više informacija o zdravim stilovima života možete pogledati u brošuri Zdravi stilovi života koja sadrži savjete upućene djeci, koliko je značajna redovna fizička aktivnost i zdrava ishrana, kao i savjete za roditelje o potrebi uključivanja djece u razne fizičke aktivnosti i njihovoj veoma važnoj ulozi kao roditelja u pravilnom razvoju svoje djece.
Montenegro has been receiving financial support of the European Union since 1998, which is very important for achieving European standards in the most important social areas and improvement of the quality of life of its citizens. Apart from the available funds within the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance – IPA, Montenegro has the possibility to use various other EU support programs. The purpose of this brochure is to present these EU programs which are less known than IPA to eligible applicants in Montenegro, motivate them to prepare proposals, apply for funds and in that way contribute to strengthening capacities of our institutions and organisations for better implementation of reforms on the way to EU, through realisation of projects that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of citizens.