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Water and sanitation in the WHO European Region: 2014 Highlights
( 2015 )
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Despite overall high levels of access to improved drinking-water sources and sanitation facilities in the WHO European Region, the 2014 update of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation shows that there are still people with unmet basic needs in the Region. Significant discrepancies between sub-regions and countries, urban and rural areas as well as wealth-related disparities remain. While 68 million people gained access to improved sanitation between 1990 and 2012, the WHO European Region is not on track to meet the sanitation target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 2015. Moreover, the Caucasus and central Asia is the only MDG region globally where access to improved drinking-water sources has declined between 1990 and 2012.

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Addressing the social determinants of health: the urban dimension and the role of local government
( 2012 )
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This report summarizes the evidence on the social determinants of health and the built environment with special reference to the role of local government across countries in the WHO European Region. It draws on the findings of the global Commission on Social Determinants of Health and the European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. Through its leadership, local government has a significant role to play in working across sectors and with civil society partners to support and accelerate action to address the social determinants of health and the causes of health inequalities. The evidence presented here provides the background to the complementary report Healthy cities tackle the social determinants of inequities in health: a framework for action.

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Health 2020: a European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being
( 2013 )
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The 53 countries of the European Region approved a new value- and evidence-based health policy framework for the Region, Health 2020, at the session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in September 2012. Health 2020 focuses on improving health for all and reducing health inequalities, through improved leadership and governance for health. It focuses on today’s major health problems. It identifies four priority areas for policy action and is innovative in terms of responses across all levels and sectors of government and society, emphasizing developing assets and resilience within communities, empowerment and creating supportive environments. It details the strengthened roles of public health services and the health system. Health 2020 was approved in two forms: a European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being for politicians and those developing policy and the longer Health 2020 policy framework and strategy, which provides more operational detail. Implementing Health 2020 in countries is now the fundamental top-priority challenge for the Region.

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Health 2020, A European policy framework and strategy for the 21st century
( 2013 )
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The 53 countries of the European Region approved a new value- and evidence-based health policy framework for the Region, Health 2020, at the session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in September 2012. Health 2020 focuses on improving health for all and reducing health inequalities, through improved leadership and governance for health. It focuses on today’s major health problems. It identifies four priority areas for policy action and is innovative in terms of responses across all levels and sectors of government and society, emphasizing developing assets and resilience within communities, empowerment and creating supportive environments. It details the strengthened roles of public health services and the health system. Health 2020 was approved in two forms: a European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being for politicians and those developing policy and the longer Health 2020 policy framework and strategy, which provides more operational detail. Implementing Health 2020 in countries is now the fundamental top-priority challenge for the Region.

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Women's health institutions : report on a WHO meeting. Vienna, Austria, 22-23 September 1995
European Meeting on Women's Health Institutions (1st: 1995 : Vienna, Austria); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1996 )
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The first European Meeting on Women's Health Institutions brought together 150 participants from all over Europe to follow up the recommendations made by the 1994 WHO conference on women's health. The participants addressed issues of appropriate care for women, global changes and emergent trends in women's health, the promotion of women's health in Europe and the priorities, tasks and objectives of women's health centres. The discussions also covered aspects of management, including the financing, human resources and management of health centres, as well as press work and public relations. Case studies from Austria, Germany and the Netherlands clearly showed the important role of nongovernmental organizations in the provision of health services to women in western Europe. The participants concluded that the Forum of Women's Health Institutions was established to exchange experience and examples of good practice, and, while noting the diversity of women's health institutions, nevertheless identified nine common criteria and eight common objectives for them

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Twenty steps for developing a healthy cities project
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
Guidance on water supply and sanitation in extreme weather events
Aertgeerts, R; Sinisi, L; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe ( 2011 )
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Guidance settings for quality standards : report on a WHO working group, Barcelona, Spain, 12-14 May 1997
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1998 )
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The WHO Air quality guidelines for Europe were updated and revised in 1996. They will form a basis for the derivation of national or international air quality standards. Nevertheless, simply adopting the WHO guidelines might lead to standards that could not be achieved in practice at acceptable cost. To provide guidance to countries on how to move from health-based guidelines to legally binding standards, a working group met to discuss the technical issues that need to be considered in setting air quality standards, such as: analytical methodology, technical feasibility, monitoring strategy, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, and stakeholder involvement. The working group achieved its major goal in writing a report that will serve as an integral part of the introductory chapter of the revised WHO air quality guidelines

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La Santé en Europe 1997 : resumé
Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Bureau régional de l'Europe ( 1998 )
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La Santé des femmes en milieu carcéral: éliminer les disparités entre les sexes en matière de santé dans les prisons
Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Bureau régional de l'Europe ( 2009 )