Georgia. Highlights on health and well-being (2017)




2017, v + 17 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5273 3
This publication is only available online.

Georgia has made progress in improving the health of its population, particularly over the past decade. The country adopted a number of state-based reforms in the health sector to ensure universal access to high-quality medical services, to improve the primary health care system and to decrease the financial risks to the population posed by high out-of-pocket expenditures on health.

In spite of the progress made towards some of the Health 2020 targets, however, some challenges remain in the areas of communicable and noncommunicable diseases, well-being and the social determinants of health. This summary highlights some key challenges for health in the country that should be addressed to assist Georgia’s ongoing efforts to continue aligning national health policies with Health 2020 goals and targets.

Highlights on health and well-being give an overview of a country's health status, describing mortality, morbidity, exposure to key risk factors and trends. The WHO Regional Office for Europe develops the highlights in collaboration with European countries. When possible, each report also compares a country to reference groups: in this report, the WHO European Region as a whole and the Commonwealth of Independent States. To make the comparisons as valid as possible, data as a rule are taken from one source to ensure that they have been harmonized in a reasonably consistent way. Whenever possible, the data in the report are drawn from the Regional Office's European Health for All database. These are collected from Member States on an annual basis and include metadata that specify the original source of data for specific indicators. Longer profiles accompany the highlights.