Memorandum of Understanding for Life-course Approach Conference in Minsk now signed

V. Zharko, Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus and Z. Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, signed the Memorandum of Understanding  for the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Life-course Approach in the Context of Health 2020. The Conference will take place in Minsk on 21-22 October 2015, and will focus on how the latest evidence on influencing health across life stages can be applied by the health sector and the whole of government to improve health and well-being.

The Regional Director noted that timely, relatively modest actions carried out by the whole of government can have a large effect on disease prevention over the life-course. The Minister underscored the importance of this Conference to convert theory into practice when addressing health across the life-course, and confirmed the commitment of the Republic of Belarus to welcome delegates from all 53 European Member States in October 2015.