A strategy for health promotion in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: 2006-2013
AbstractThe concept and principles of health promotion are increasingly being adopted by countries around the world. In the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region the double burden of disease, and particularly the rising burden of noncommunicable diseases, has made imperative the development of health promotion strategies and activities to prevent health problems and to add healthy years to life. Demographic transition, urbanization, industrialization, migration, environmental change, socioeconomic and political changes, and globalization are having an impact on household formation, labour force participation, work environments and consumption patterns, all of which have an effect on lifestyles and, thus, health. Health promotion is cost-effective. It improves health and has positive impact on economic development through the gain in healthy life years, increased productivity and decrease in economic burden of disease. The regional strategy for health promotion was developed through a consultative process involving a wide range of stakeholders, in particular the Member States of the Region. The strategy takes an integrated approach and will provide support to countries in developing sound and explicit national policies and strategies for health promotion
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2008). A strategy for health promotion in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: 2006-2013. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116549
Description25 p. ; 24 cm.
Gov't Doc #WHO-EM/HLP/036/E
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