Building a healthier future for all: a role to play for everyone - 24th annual meeting of the Regions for Health Network (2018)



Marstrand and Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden, 10–12 June 2018.

The 24th annual meeting of the WHO Regions for Health Network took place in Region Västra Götaland, Sweden, on 10–12 June 2018. The main theme was to analyze and discuss action in support of the ongoing commitment at all levels to the objectives of Health 2020 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The meeting included sessions on three main areas of activity. The first was work at the WHO Regional Office for Europe. An update was given on progress related to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as on the European Environment and Health Process. The work being carried out to develop a new European Health Equity Status Report and a European strategy on men’s health was described. A second theme focused on the Network, including reports from regions and updates on the designation of a new collaborating centre and launch of a catalogue of RHN members. A third theme was more specific, centering on how health and other sectors can work together to improve school outcomes, an important determinant of future health. The meeting also included many opportunities for members RHN to discuss experience and progress within their own areas.