Health determinants

WHO is committed to health equity. WHO/Europe works in many interrelated areas – including gender, prison health and the socioeconomic determinants of health – to provide an evidence-based, systematic and accountable approach to reduce health inequalities among people in the WHO European Region.

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Progress on health equity is stalling across Europe; new WHO report reveals gaps can be reduced within the lifetime of a single government

WHO’s first-ever Health Equity Status Report reveals that health inequities in many of the 53 countries in the WHO European Region remain either the same or have worsened despite governments’ attempts to address them.

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