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Luxembourg Statement on advancing health and well-being: Ninth high-level meeting of the Small Countries Initiative, 10–12 May 2023, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
The Ministers and high-level delegates of the Member States of the Small Countries Initiative with populations of 2 million and fewer, and partners, met in person in Luxembourg on 10–12 May 2023 to attend the Ninth High-level Meeting of the Small Countries Initiative: advancing health and well-being. This was an opportunity to share our progress in implementing the Roadmap towards better health in small countries in the WHO European Region, 2022–2025,1 and to address the growing challenges of small countries in our Region and beyond.
WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care: annual report 2022
This report describes the activities of the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care in 2022.The Centre accelerated face-to-face country support after the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to support countries in engaging in analysis and diagnosis, developing strategies and policies, building capacity and tracking implementation progress and impact. The Centre delivered intensive support in the countries of the Universal Health Coverage Partnership. The Centre continued to develop policy guidance, publish good practices, have capacity-building ...
Enabling the implementation of health impact assessment in Portugal
Health impact assessment (HIA) is a means of assessing the health impacts of policies, plans and projects in diverse economic, social and environmental sectors using quantitative, qualitative and participatory techniques. The recent Portuguese strategy for protecting and promoting public health provides an important legal and policy entry point for the strategic goal of health in all policies, and for the more operational objective of facilitating HIA implementation at the national and local levels. This could be achieved by enabling the health ...
War in Ukraine: situation report from WHO Ukraine country office. Issue No. 48, 22 March 2023
Primary health care in Ukraine: progress review and way forward: assessment and data collection 2020–2021
This report builds on assessment and data collected during 2020–2021. It does not reflect the effects of the conflict in Ukraine, which escalated into a war in February 2022. A WHO team of experts with knowledge in primary health care (PHC) sector reform undertook a desk-based review of the Ukrainian PHC system before the war started in February 2022. The aims of the assessment were to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of PHC in Ukraine, highlight key challenges and provide recommended actions and solutions on how to address ...
War in Ukraine: situation report from WHO Ukraine country office. Issue No. 40, 11 January 2023
Economics of the health implications of waste management in the context of a circular economy
The world is at a crossroads. For decades, economies have relied on the linear model to “take, make, and dispose”; a circular economy is slowly emerging, which looks to “renew, remake, and share” instead. Moving toward a circular economy requires a fundamental rethinking of waste management practices and how they can affect health and wellbeing. This report analyzes assessment of economic benefits of the health outcomes from better waste management, and discusses approaches for assessing health impacts and their economic consequences in decision-making ...
War in Ukraine: situation report from WHO Ukraine country office. Issue No.39, 4 January 2023
Health needs assessment of the adult population in Ukraine: survey report September 2022
The full-scale invasion of Ukraine has caused a deterioration in the level of access to health-care services and medicines in the country, particularly for people living in regions close to the front line and areas that are not partially or fully controlled by the Government of Ukraine, and for people who have been internally displaced. Cost and time constraints involved in getting to and from health facilities, as well as limited transportation options were the main barriers to accessing essential health-care services. At the same time, the ...
Open consultation meeting with Member States on the development of the Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2023–2030: virtual meeting, 17 February 2022
This report summarizes the main outcomes of a virtual consultation meeting on the development of the Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2023–2030. The virtual consultation was part of an open consultation process to involve all relevant stakeholders in the development of the Action Plan and to ensure that all contributions and perspectives on the Action Plan are represented and considered. The finalized Action Plan will be submitted to the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe on 12–14 September 2022 for adoption ...