WHO/Europe aims to provide an evidence-based, systematic and accountable approach to the full integration of the social and economic determinants of health into the development strategies of countries in the WHO European Region.
Activities are developed within two interrelated areas of work:
- providing a portfolio of services to Member States to increase their capacity to tackle health inequities by addressing social and economic determinants of health; and
- monitoring, reviewing and systematizing the policy implications of emerging research findings on socially determined health inequities.
Essential to the delivery of both activities is the development of skills and know-how, designed for policy-makers, practitioners and representatives of nongovernmental organizations, academia and programmes of WHO and other United Nations agencies.