List of WHO publications: Health policy
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Title
Year
2019 Order Number    13400208 ISBN-13
 9789289054324
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Health literacy can be defined as the capacity of individuals, families and communities to access, understand, appraise and apply health information in order to make judgements and take decisions in everyday life concerning health care, disease prevention and health promotion in order to maintain or improve their quality of life. .../...
Title
Author Reinhard Busse, Niek Klazinga, Dimitra Panteli, Wilm Quentin
Year
2019 Order Number    13400206 ISBN-13
 9789289051750
Price
CHF 70,00  / US$ 84,00 Developing countries    CHF 49,00
English
Quality improvement initiatives take many forms, from the creation of standards for health professionals, health technologies and health facilities, to audit and feedback, and from fostering a patient safety culture to public reporting and paying for quality. .../...
Title
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2019 Order Number    13402147 ISBN-13
 9789289051767
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
There is no European Union health system but there is an EU health policy. The EU affects the health of its citizens, the health of people around the world, and the operation and finance of its Member States? healthcare systems in many ways, mostly for the better, and often in ways that are poorly understood. .../...
Title
Year
2019 Order Number    13400204 ISBN-13
 9789289053938
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CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
A life-course approach to health and well-being has become a pillar in health policy-making; for example, Member States of the WHO European Region in the 2015 Minsk Declaration resolved to make greater use of a life-course approach in health policies. However, strategies for implementation of a life-course approach, and a plan for monitoring and evaluating this implementation, are lacking. .../...
Title
Author EURO
Year
2019 Order Number    13400202 ISBN-13
 9789289053433
Price
CHF 35,00  / US$ 42,00 Developing countries    CHF 24,50
English
With the half-way point in the implementation period of Health 2020 having been crossed, this report reflects on the effect that the policy has had on the Region. .../...
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Author EURO
Year
2019 Order Number    13400203 ISBN-13
 9789289053440
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
The publication of the European health report every three years gives readers ? including policy-makers, politicians, public health specialists and journalists ? a vital snapshot of health in the WHO European Region and progress towards health and well-being for all. .../...
Title
Year
2019 Order Number    13400209 ISBN-13
 9789289054225
Price
CHF 70,00  / US$ 84,00 Developing countries    CHF 49,00
English
Better Health for Europe: more equitable and sustainable, tells the story of how people working for WHO in the European Region have sought to make a reality of this goal over the last ten years. .../...
Title
Year
2019 Order Number    11500945 ISBN-13
 9789241565684
Price
CHF 80,00  / US$ 96,00 Developing countries    CHF 56,00
English
The Global status report on road safety 2018, launched by WHO in December 2018, highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years.The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in particular those living in developing countries. .../...
Title
Author Rechel B., Jakubowski E., McKee M., Nolte E.
Year
2018 Order Number    13400196 ISBN-13
 9789289051729
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
How are public health services in Europe organized and financed? With European health systems facing a plethora of challenges that can be addressed through public health interventions, there is renewed interest in strengthening public health services. Yet, there are enormous gaps in our knowledge. .../...
Title
Author Rechel B., Maresso A., Sagan A., Hernandey-Quevedo C., Richardson E., Jakubowski E., McKee M., Nolte E.
Year
2018 Order Number    13400197 ISBN-13
 9789289051712
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Growing levels of obesity (including among children), continued harmful consumption of alcohol, and the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are some of the greatest contemporary challenges to the health of European populations. While their magnitude varies from country to country, all are looking for policy options to contain these threats to population health. .../...
Title
Year
2018 Order Number    13400198 ISBN-13
 9789289053600
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
Community empowerment has been frequently studied at subnational levels but it is less clear how to measure it at a national level. Mixed methods approaches would be advantageous, using quantitative data from databases plus qualitative information to derive a range of variables and indicators. .../...
Title
Year
2018 Order Number    13400174 ISBN-13
 9789289051521
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
This publication, the second in a new series of profiles of health and well-being, presents an analysis of the state of and trends in health in Slovenia. While improvements in life expectancy and mortality in the country have been rapid since 2000, the most recent rates remain below the average for the countries belonging to the European Union (EU) before 1 May 2004 (EU15). .../...
Title
Year
2018 Order Number    13400195 ISBN-13
 9789289053198
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CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
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Title
Author Rechel B, Maresso A, Sagan A, Hernandez-Quevedo C, Williams G, Richardson E, Jakubowski E, Nolte E
Year
2018 Order Number    13400191 ISBN-13
 9789289051705
Price
CHF 35,00  / US$ 42,00 Developing countries    CHF 24,50
English
What are public health services? Countries across Europe understand what they are, or what they should include, differently. This study describes the experiences of nine countries, detailing the ways they have opted to organize and finance public health services and train and employ their public health workforce. .../...
Title
Author Fekri O, Macarayan ER, Klazinga N
Year
2018 Order Number    13400192 ISBN-13
 9789289053044
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
The practice of health systems performance assessment (HSPA) varies across the WHO European Region. Consequently, there is a need for baseline information about HSPA across Member States. This review summarizes HSPA domains and indicators used by Member States in their HSPA or health system-related reports. .../...
Title
Author Fekri, O, Macarayan, ER, Klazinga, N
Year
2018 Order Number    13400193 ISBN-13
 9789289053013
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Studies have established the health promoting properties of two European diets: the Mediterranean diet and the Nordic diet. However, guidance is lacking on how to effectively translate the health benefits of these diets into specific, measurable and achievable policies and interventions for improving dietary behaviour at the population level. .../...
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Author Victoria Blessing, Anoushka Davé, Peter Varnai
Year
2017 Order Number    13400190 ISBN-13
 9789289052757
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
The World Health Assembly in 2005 urged Member States to establish or strengthen knowledge transfer mechanisms to support evidence-informed health policies and health care delivery. The European Health Information Initiative was set up to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making in the WHO European Region. .../...
Title
Author Scott L. Greer, Matthias Wismar, Gabriele Pastorino, Monika Kosinska
Year
2017 Order Number    13400185 ISBN-13
 9789289050432
Price
CHF 45,00  / US$ 54,00 Developing countries    CHF 31,50
English
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can make a vital contribution to public health and health systems, but harnessing their potential is complex in a Europe where government-CSO relations vary so profoundly. This study is intended to outline some of the challenges and assist policy-makers in furthering their understanding of the part CSOs can play in tandem and alongside government. .../...
Title
Author Leena Eklund Karlsson, Ryoko Takahashi
Year
2017 Order Number    13400186 ISBN-13
 9789289052665
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Evidence syntheses use multidisciplinary and intersectoral sources of evidence to support policy-making. The Health Evidence Network (HEN) has supported and strengthened the use of evidence in health policy-making in the WHO European Region since 2003. .../...
Title
Author Dyakova M, Hamelmann C, Bellis MA, Besnier E, Grey CNB, Ashton K, Schwappach A, Clar C
Year
2017 Order Number    13400187 ISBN-13
 9789289052597
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Governments across the WHO European Region need to take urgent action to address the growing public health, inequality, economic and environmental challenges in order to achieve sustainable development (meeting current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) and to ensure health and well-being for present and future generations. .../...
Title
Author Matthew Saunders, Ben Barr, Phil McHale, Christoph Hamelmann
Year
2017 Order Number    13400188 ISBN-13
 9789289052658
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Evidence indicates that actions within four main themes (early child development, fair employment and decent work, social protection, and the living environment) are likely to have the greatest impact on the social determinants of health and health inequities. .../...
Title
Year
2017 Order Number    11500935 ISBN-13
 9789241549745
Price
CHF 90,00  / US$ 108,00 Developing countries    CHF 63,00
English
This handbook is designed as a resource for providing up-to-date and practical guidance on national health planning and strategizing for health. It establishes a set of best practices to support strategic plans for health and represents the wealth of experience accumulated by WHO on national health policies, strategies and plans (NHPSPs). .../...
Title
Year
2017 Order Number    18000728 ISBN-13
 9789240697089
Price
CHF 90,00  / US$ 108,00 Developing countries    CHF 63,00
English
This handbook is designed as a resource for providing up-to-date and practical guidance on national health planning and strategizing for health. It establishes a set of best practices to support strategic plans for health and represents the wealth of experience accumulated by WHO on national health policies, strategies and plans (NHPSPs). .../...
Title
Author EURO
Year
2017 Order Number    13601805  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Pharmaceutical care accounts for a very significant proportion of health expenditures and policy-makers repeatedly face the challenge of balancing patient access to effective medicines against affordability, particularly as costs rise. .../...
Title
Author Jonathan Cylus, Irene Papanicolas, Peter C Smith
Year
2016 Order Number    13400181 ISBN-13
 9789289050418
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
Efficiency is one of the central preoccupations of health policy-makers and managers, and justifiably so. Inefficient care can lead to unnecessarily poor outcomes for patients, either in terms of their health, or in their experience of the health system. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2016 Order Number    11500919 ISBN-13
 9789241511391
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
As called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, Ministries of health and others involved in the delivery and design of health programmes in all countries are grappling with the question of how to ensure that no one is left behind. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2016 Order Number    18000708 ISBN-13
 9789240696884
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
As called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, Ministries of health and others involved in the delivery and design of health programmes in all countries are grappling with the question of how to ensure that no one is left behind. .../...
Title
Year
2016 Order Number    13400180 ISBN-13
 9789289050395
Price
CHF 45,00  / US$ 54,00 Developing countries    CHF 31,50
English
China has a complex pharmaceutical system that is currently undergoing significant reforms. .../...
Title
Author Sagan, A., Thomson, S.
Year
2016 Order Number    13401168 ISBN-13
 9789289050388
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
If public resources were unlimited, there would be no gaps in health coverage and no real need for VHI. However, most health systems face fiscal constraints and VHI is often seen as a way to address these pressures. .../...
Title
Author EURO
Year
2016 Order Number    13400171 ISBN-13
 9789289051378
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This report describes the development of and emerging trends in electronic health (e-health) in the WHO European Region in 2016. Its content and key messages are based on data collected from the 2015 WHO Global eHealth Survey and the assistance of a number of key practitioners in the field. .../...
Title
Author Cylus, J., Richardson, E., Findley, L., Longley, M., O'Neill, C., Steel, D.
Year
2016 Order Number    13601705  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author Rosen, B., Waitzberg, R., Merkur, S.
Year
2016 Order Number    13601706  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author EURO
Year
2015 Order Number    13400164 ISBN-13
 9789289051125
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This publication documents the experiences of participatory approaches for development and better health taken by Region Skĺne (Sweden) and three other regions, described in case studies: the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy), the Autonomous Community of Andalusia (Spain) and Wales (United Kingdom). .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    11500908 ISBN-13
 9789241565110
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
This report aims to describe global health in 2015, looking back 15 years at the trends and positive forces during the MDG era and assessing the main challenges for the coming 15 years. The following chapter describes the context, including population and epidemiological changes, and the economic, social and environmental determinants of health. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    18000544 ISBN-13
 9789240695276
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
This report aims to describe global health in 2015, looking back 15 years at the trends and positive forces during the MDG era and assessing the main challenges for the coming 15 years. The following chapter describes the context, including population and epidemiological changes, and the economic, social and environmental determinants of health. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    19300321 ISBN-13
 9789241564939
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This document provides an update to the Communicable disease alert and response for mass gatherings: key considerations, July 2008. This new version builds on the expertise gained across the global mass gathering community since this was published. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    18000516 ISBN-13
 9789240694798
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    18000517 ISBN-13
 9789240694804
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. .../...
Title
Author EURO
Year
2015 Order Number    13400163 ISBN-13
 9789289051002
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
The WHO Regional Office for Europe convened the first expert group on the cultural contexts of health and well-being in January 2015. When adopting Health 2020, the European policy for health and well-being, WHO Member States agreed to a framework for measuring and reporting on objective and subjective well-being. .../...
Title
Author EURO
Year
2015 Order Number    13400157 ISBN-13
 9789289014304
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
The European health report is a flagship publication, published every three years. The 2012 report set the baseline for monitoring progress towards the six targets of the European policy framework, Health 2020. The 2015 report presents the progress made since the baseline. .../...
Title
Author De Vito, E., de Waure, C., Specchia, M.L., Ricciardi, W.
Year
2015 Order Number    13400160 ISBN-13
 9789289051118
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Undocumented migrants are people within a country without the necessary documents and permits. They are considered at higher risk for health problems because of their irregular status and the consequences of economic and social marginalization. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    18000515 ISBN-13
 9789240694811
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    19305220 ISBN-13
 9789241509121
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
The continued success in global tobacco control is detailed in the WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2015. Substantial progress has been made since the entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) ten years ago. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    19300329 ISBN-13
 9789241564977
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This report is the first of its kind to measure health service coverage and financial protection to assess countries' progress towards universal health coverage. It shows that at least 400 million people do not have access to one or more essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. .../...
Title
Author Kringos, D., Boerma, D.S., Hutchinson, A., Saltman, R.
Year
2015 Order Number    13400156 ISBN-13
 9789289050333
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
This new volume consists of structured case studies summarizing the state of primary care in 31 European countries. It complements the previous study, Building primary care in a changing Europe, in which we provided an overview of the state of primary care across the continent, including aspects of governance, financing, workforce and details of service profiles. .../...
Title
Author Nolte, E., Knai, C.
Year
2015 Order Number    13400155 ISBN-13
 9789289050326
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Many countries are exploring innovative approaches to redesign delivery systems to provide appropriate support to people with long-standing health problems. .../...
Title
Year
2015 Order Number    15200224 ISBN-13
 9789290616931
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Year
2015 Order Number    15400038 ISBN-13
 9789290224600
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
Today, all countries have access to computers and other communication tools to send, receive, store and retrieve data in a convenient manner, and the number of information and communications technology (ICT) applications is increasing at great speed. .../...
Title
Author Michelsen, K., Brand, H., Achterberg, P., Wilkinson, J.
Year
2015 Order Number    13400152 ISBN-13
 9789289050777
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
This report addresses the current trends in Member States of the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in how to promote better integration of health information systems. To understand what better integration means from a pragmatic perspective, experts from 13 EU Member States were interviewed and the results combined with the findings from a literature search.
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    18000468 ISBN-13
 9789240694385
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This document provides an update to the Communicable disease alert and response for mass gatherings: key considerations, July 2008. This new version builds on the expertise gained across the global mass gathering community since this was published. .../...
Title
Year
2015 Order Number    18000348 ISBN-13
 9789289050173
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
In 2010, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopted an ambitious five-year vision of better health in the WHO European Region. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    19300313 ISBN-13
 9789241507981
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
The purpose of this manual is to provide a resource for training to increase understanding of Health in All Policies (HiAP) by health and other professionals. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    13601605  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Uzbekistan has one of the lowest estimated life expectancies in the WHO European Region (64.8 years for males and 71.5 years for females in 2012). The government remains the principal owner and public funder of the health system and the private sector is still small. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15200226 ISBN-13
 9789290616870
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
This policy brief proposes a framework with a series of actions that are based on the literature and national expereinces with intervention strategies according to the level of statistical development of a country.
Title
Author Busse, R., Blümel, M.
Year
2014 Order Number    13601602  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author Ferré, F., de Belvis, A.G., Valerio, L., Longhi, S., Lazzari, A., Fattore, G., Ricciardi, W., Marresso, A.
Year
2014 Order Number    13601604  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15200192 ISBN-13
 9789290615439
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15200220 ISBN-13
 9789290616665
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Author Rechel, B., Richardson, E., McKee, M.
Year
2014 Order Number    13400149 ISBN-13
 9789289050289
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 40,00
English
After the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the countries that emerged from it faced myriad challenges, including the need to reorganize the organization, financing and provision of health services. .../...
Title
Author Hort, K., Nachtnebel, M., O'Mahony, A., Pillai, N.
Year
2014 Order Number    15200203 ISBN-13
 9789290616733
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
Interactions of the private and public sector within national health systems are manifold and not always well understood, and the decision to purchase services is often made in poorly regulated health systems with limited public capacity for health governance. This may lead to unintended consequences from purchasing services from one group of providers. .../...
Title
Author Brown, C., Harrison, D, Burns, H., Ziglio, E.
Year
2014 Order Number    13400142 ISBN-13
 9789289000550
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
This report is one of 13 task group reports which underpin the work of the European review of the social determinants of health and the health divide. The study was commissioned by the WHO Regional Office for Europe to inform the development of Health 2020. .../...
Title
Author Greer, S.L., Fahy, N., Elliott, H.A., Wismar, M., Jarman, H., Palm, W.
Year
2014 Order Number    13400147 ISBN-13
 9789289050272
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
What does the European Union mean for health and health systems? More than one would think. The EU's health mandate allows for a comprehensive set of public health actions. And there are other EU policies, though not health related, which have important consequences for governing, financing, staffing and delivering health services. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15200200 ISBN-13
 9789290616672
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15200197 ISBN-13
 9789290616511
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) elimination and control efforts are recognized as one of the most cost-effective interventions in global health today. In addition to preventing and reducing disease and disability, NTD elimination and control efforts help maximize the impact of cross-sectoral programmes. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15200199 ISBN-13
 9789290616573
Price
CHF 12,00  / US$ 14,40 Developing countries    CHF 8,40
English
This report provides an overview of population ageing and the health of people aged 60 years and above in the Western Pacific Region. The report highlights the extent and pace of population ageing across a diversity of settings in the Region, and emphasizes some key health challenges and opportunities that accompany these changes. Policy implications are also discussed.
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15200204 ISBN-13
 9789290616566
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
People are living longer than ever before. Globally and in the Western Pacific Region, the proportion of people aged 60 years and over is growing faster than any other age group. Some countries are already addressing population ageing and finding ways to meet the health needs of older people; others face a narrow window of time to prepare. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15200206 ISBN-13
 9789290616702
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
The lack of universal access to eye-care services has varying causes across the Western Pacific Region. Some countries lack the capacity to provide specialized health services and trained eye-care personnel. As a result, eye-care services may only be available in urban centres, beyond the reach of people who cannot travel far. .../...
Title
Author Azzopardi Muscat, N., Calleja, N., Calleja, A., Cylus, J.
Year
2014 Order Number    13601601  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    15204192 ISBN-13
 9789290616504
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Year
2014 Order Number    13400143 ISBN-13
 9789289050111
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
In 2010, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopted an ambitious five-year vision of better health in the WHO European Region. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    11500866 ISBN-13
 9789241548687
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
The Evaluation Practice Handbook offers comprehensive information and practical guidance on how to prepare for and conduct evaluations in WHO, and gives guidance on the utilization and follow-up of evaluation results and recommendations. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    13400139 ISBN-13
 9789289000505
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Against the background of concern about ministerial responsibility for the health of prisoners in Europe, the members of the WHO European Network on Prison and Health asked the WHO Regional Office for Europe to provide a document on the governance of prison health. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    15200208 ISBN-13
 9789290616429
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
In 2008, the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) made global recommendations on what could be done to address the avoidable health inequities created by political, economic and social factors (WHO, 2008). Addressing the social determinants of health and health equity requires action within and between the health and non-health sectors. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    15203192 ISBN-13
 9789290616092
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Author Brown, C., Harrison, D., Burns, H., Ziglio, E.
Year
2013 Order Number    18000318 ISBN-13
 9789289000598
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
This report analyses why policies and interventions to address the social determinants of health and health inequities succeed or fail. It also discusses important features of governance and systems for service delivery that increase the likelihood of success in reducing inequities. The report presents a systems checklist for governing for health equity as a wholeof- government approach. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    13400130 ISBN-13
 9789289002790
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
In 2012, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe approved Health 2020 in two forms. This publication gives both. The shorter policy framework provides European politicians and policy-makers with Health 2020's main values and principles, and key strategic advice to support action for health and well-being. The longer policy framework and strategy give more detail in terms of evidence and practice. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000250 ISBN-13
 9789289002936
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
In 2012, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe approved Health 2020 in two forms. This publication gives both. The shorter policy framework provides European politicians and policy-makers with Health 2020's main values and principles, and key strategic advice to support action for health and well-being. The longer policy framework and strategy give more detail in terms of evidence and practice. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    12402013 ISBN-13
 9789241564595
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 20,00
English
Everyone should have access to the health services they need without being forced into poverty when paying for them. This report argues that universal health coverage - with full access to high-quality services for prevention, treatment and financial risk protection - cannot be achieved without the evidence provided by scientific research. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000262 ISBN-13
 9789289000048
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
This study of 12 countries provides an overview of recent changes in national governments' role in the governance of health systems, focusing on efforts to reconfigure responsibilities for health policy, regulation and management; the resultant policy priorities; and the initial impact. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2013 Order Number    18000239 ISBN-13
 9789289002776
Price
CHF 35,00  / US$ 42,00 Developing countries    CHF 24,50
English
Under the European Directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border health care, the development of European reference networks was promoted as one of the prime areas for cross-border cooperation among Member States. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000247 ISBN-13
 9789289002752
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Governance for health describes the attempts of governments and other actors to steer communities, whole countries or even groups of countries in the pursuit of health as integral to well-being. This study tracks recent governance innovations to address the priority determinants of health and categorizes them into five strategic approaches to smart governance for health. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000248 ISBN-13
 9789289002554
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
For hospital governance to be effective, it must incorporate two powerful and well-developed lines of health sector logic: on the one hand, national health policy and objectives; on the other, operational hospital management. One sphere is political, the other is technical. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000254 ISBN-13
 9789289042123
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
Since 1990, the social and economic policies of the transition countries of central and eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia have diverged, including the way they have reformed the financing of their health systems. This book analyses this rich experience in a systematic way. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000256 ISBN-13
 9789289043052
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Despite considerable investments in health facilities worldwide, little systematic evidence is available on how to plan, design and build new facilities that maximize health gain and ensure that services are responsive to the legitimate expectations of users. This book brings together current knowledge about key dimensions of capital investment in the health sector. .../...
Title
Author Kickbusch, I., Pelikan, J.M., Apfel, F., Tsouros, A.D.
Year
2013 Order Number    13400134 ISBN-13
 9789289000154
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
As societies grow more complex and people are increasingly bombarded with health information and misinformation, health literacy becomes essential. People with strong health literacy skills enjoy better health and well-being, while those with weaker skills tend to engage in riskier behaviour and have poorer health. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000191 ISBN-13
 9789240691032
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
Social protection services and income transfers are put in place by governments to reduce households vulnerability to poverty, to manage risks and counteract the negative impacts that unexpected life events may have on their income, wealth or health, and to lift them out of chronic poverty. .../...
Title
Author Palm, W., Glinos, I. A., Rechel, B., Garel, P., Busse, R., Figueras, J.
Year
2013 Order Number    13400129 ISBN-13
 9789289002769
Price
CHF 35,00  / US$ 42,00 Developing countries    CHF 24,50
English
Under the European Directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border health care, the development of European reference networks was promoted as one of the prime areas for cross-border cooperation among Member States. .../...
Title
Author Steel, D., Cylus, J.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601409  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author O'Neill, C., McGregor, P., Merkur, S.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601410  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author Longley, M., Riley, N., Davies, P., Hernandez-Quevedo, C.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601411  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    15202192 ISBN-13
 9789290615842
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    18000136 ISBN-13
 9789240690554
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
Medical technologies - medicines, vaccines and medical devices - are essential for public health. Access to essential medicines and research to address neglected diseases have been a major concern for many years. More recently, the focus of health policy debate has broadened to consider how to promote innovation and how to ensure equitable access to all vital medical technologies. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    19300275 ISBN-13
 9789241504645
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 30,00
English
Enhancing the competencies of health professionals is only one of the ways health care services can be improved. The management of information in particular has been shown to impact the quality of health care service delivery. A powerful approach is to improve the tools with which health and health-related data and information are collected, stored, accessed, disseminated and used. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    19300277 ISBN-13
 9789241504874
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
Medical technologies - medicines, vaccines and medical devices - are essential for public health. Access to essential medicines and research to address neglected diseases have been a major concern for many years. More recently, the focus of health policy debate has broadened to consider how to promote innovation and how to ensure equitable access to all vital medical technologies. .../...