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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World Humanitarian Day: recognizing our shared humanity and ensuring health for the Region’s most vulnerable

A record 130 million people around the world are dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. World Humanitarian Day reminds us of the need to act on behalf of these people and offers an opportunity to honour humanitarian aid workers. In the WHO European Region, humanitarian workers – many of whom are health workers – carry out their critical work in a variety of ways and settings.


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