Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being

Health 2020 is the new European health policy framework. It aims to support action across government and society to: “significantly improve the health and well-being of populations, reduce health inequalities, strengthen public health and ensure people-centred health systems that are universal, equitable, sustainable and of high quality”.

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Annual meeting of ministers to set health priorities in Europe

On 17 September 2018 in Rome, Italy, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region will gather for the annual WHO Regional Committee for Europe. At this year’s 68th session, participants will consider topics including a new strategy on men’s health, financial protection and an action plan to improve public health preparedness and response.

Strategic objectives

  • Reducing health inequalities
  • Improving governance for health

Priority areas

  • Life-course approach
  • Burden of disease
  • Health systems
  • Resilient communities
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The journey

Video: From Ottawa to Health 2020