Gaining health. Analysis of policy development in European countries for tackling noncommunicable diseases



By Anna Ritsatakis and Péter Makara
2009, viii + 265 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 4179 9
CHF 50.00
In developing countries: CHF 35.00
Order no. 13400092

Noncommunicable diseases pose the greatest threat to the health of the people in the WHO European Region, yet this is an area where the greatest health gains are available at relatively modest cost. This book gives detailed insight into policy development in eight European countries over several decades to address the challenge of noncommunicable diseases, and draws out the main themes to assist policy-makers in formulating their own responses. While originally developed to support countries in the implementation of the WHO European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, the insights are likely to be of benefit to a much wider audience.