Socioeconomic, environmental and behavioural factors, as well as international travel and migration, foster and increase the spread of communicable diseases. Vaccine-preventable, foodborne, zoonotic, health care-related and communicable diseases pose significant threats to human health and may sometimes threaten international health security. In cooperation with governments, WHO/Europe develops norms and standards, guidance and public health tools to help countries implement effective disease prevention and control programmes and address their risk factors.Read more
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Top storyPreventing hepatitis B and C
Hepatitis B and C are prevalent in the WHO European Region. WHO and its partners have made significant advances in tackling the disease this year, and on World Hepatitis Day they urge policy-makers, health workers and the public to “Think again” about this silent killer.
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