Health systems in times of global economic crisis: an update of the situation in the WHO European Region

Countries in the WHO European Region have been affected in different ways and to differing degrees by the global economic crisis. Similarly, the policy responses of governments and the overall impact on health systems and health outcomes are varied.

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European experts meet to discuss impact of economic crisis on health

Senior government officials representing the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region will meet in Oslo, Norway on 17–18 April 2013 to review the impact of the economic crisis on health and health systems in the Region, discuss the various policy responses, share lessons learned and agree on ways in which countries can better prepare for the future.

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