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Title: WHO Regions for Health Network : 2nd Regional Ministerial Forum, Venice, Italy, 15 December 2003
Authors: WHO Regions for Health Network in Europe. Regional Ministerial Forum (2nd : 2003 : Venice, Italy)
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The importance of regions in health development is increasingly being recognized in Europe. As regions are close to their populations, have a close understanding of local health problems, and have the capacity to allocate resources for action, the regional level is ideal for health policy development. Regions in many countries already have considerable responsibilities for health and health care, while others are acquiring them through the process of devolution. The Regions for Health Network (RHN) of the World Health Organization, recognizing these developments and their importance for health improvement, organized the Second Regional Ministerial Forum in Venice to take advantage of the momentum generated by the first held in Copenhagen in June. High-level representatives heard and commented on background presentations on the new WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, health systems decentralization in Europe, and health information and regional cooperation. It was followed by a round table discussion on important issues for the future of the Network, after which ministerial representatives agreed to sign the Venice Declaration that set out the RHN's work programme for the biennium 2004-2005
Description: EUR/04/5045399
38 p.
Subject: Health Policy
Program Development
Delivery of Health Care
Regional Health Planning
International Cooperation
Context: trends
metadata.dc.subject.other: Health Management and Planning
Gov't Doc #: EUR/04/5045399
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