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.Read more
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Top storyWorld 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.
- Day 3 highlights: “The health workforce is the beating heart of any health system”
- WHO Regional Director for Europe highlights key health aspects for SDG implementation at the first Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
- Health and well-being depend on action at city level
PublicationsToolkit on social participation. Methods and techniques for ensuring the social participation of Roma populations and other social groups in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes to improve their health (2016)
Migration and health: key issuesFind answers to common questions on migration and health
In countriesSwitzerland: a snapshot of prison health
Video: Are prisons in Europe healthy?