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.
- Urban Health Rome Declaration adopted at Health in the Cities
- “Health in all policies” approach to improve nutrition in Portugal
- WHO/Europe launches new database for prison health
PublicationsEngagement and participation for health equity
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?