Launch of World Health Organization’s flagship European Health Report: Press conference

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Media advisory

Copenhagen, 28 August 2018

Information contained in this notification is subject to a strict media embargo: 00:01 Hrs GMT+1, 12 September 2018

What: The launch of the World Health Organization’s European Health Report, a flagship report published every 3 years, which tracks the significant trends in public health and adverse social behaviours that are inhibiting health and well-being across the WHO European Region, comprising 53 countries, reaching from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

The new report welcomes the rise in life expectancy and reduction in premature mortality from all causes that are being seen across the European Region, yet sounds a note of caution at the threats that continue to be posed by risky health behaviours and lifestyle choices, such as alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking, overweight and obesity.

When: 10:00 BST, 11 September 2018. Please note the embargo lift at 00:01 GMT+1, 12 September 2018

Where: Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Who: Dr Claudia Stein, Director of the Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation, WHO Regional Office for Europe