Health systems in times of global economic crisis: an update of the situation in the WHO European Region (2013)




In April 2009 the Government of Norway hosted a WHO high-level meeting on “Health in times of global economic crisis: implications for the WHO European Region”. Since then, the crisis has deepened across the Region, with a damaging impact on the public finances of many Member States. Given the fast-moving economic and political environment, the WHO Regional Office for Europe decided to convene a follow-up meeting, held in Oslo on 17–18 April 2013.