Health in times of global economic crisis: implications for the WHO European Region (2009)






The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Norwegian Directorate for Health, held a meeting in Oslo on 1 and 2 April 2009 to consider the question of health in times of economic crisis, and more particularly to examine the implications of the current crisis for countries in the WHO European Region. This follows a high-level consultation on the financial crisis and global health, held at Geneva on 19 January 2009, in connection with the 124th session of WHO’s Executive Board. Further discussions will be held at the Sixty-second World Health Assembly in May 2009 and the fifty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in September 2009.