Health systems

Health systems are responsible for delivering services that improve, maintain or restore the health of individuals and their communities. This includes the care provided by hospitals and family doctors, but also less visible tasks such as the prevention and control of communicable disease, health promotion, health workforce planning and improving the social, economic or environmental conditions in which people live.

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RC66 side event informs of the report of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

“Health is an investment, not an expense”, was the overarching message of a side event organized on 14 September 2016, in association with the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC66). The event informed delegates at the Regional Committee meeting of the launch of the report of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, scheduled for 20 September 2016.

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