WHO/Europe Health Systems


Health systems are responsible for delivering services that improve, maintain or restore the health of individuals and their communities. This includes the care provided by hospitals and family doctors, but also less visible tasks such as the prevention and control of communicable disease, health promotion, health workforce planning and improving the social, economic or environmental conditions in which …

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WHO/Europe Health Services Delivery


Health care today occupies a fragmented environment that needs to adapt to rapid change in order to provide continuous and coordinated patient-centred care. Health service delivery faces increasing public demands for access to and use of new technologies, new medications and new models of care, as well as higher expectations of quality and safe

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WHO/Europe Strengthening The Health System Response To


This web platform offers up-to-date information and analysis of country health system responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health initiatives. This is a joint undertaking of WHO/Europe, the European Commission and the European …

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WHO/Europe Health Equity Takes Centre Stage On WHO


  • Leaving no one behind in health has taken on a greater sense of urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • On a country visit coinciding with World Health Day, the WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Henri P
  • Kluge, highlighted the importance of equity in health to decision-makers, while also meeting with patients and health-care workers delivering health care to people who find themselves …

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WHO/Europe Health Systems Financing


New WHO analysis shows how access to health care and financial protection deteriorated in Cyprus following health budget cuts and coverage restrictions from 2012 to 2015. Policy responses to the financial and economic crisis exacerbated existing gaps in health coverage, but reforms introduced in 2019 are closing these gaps and addressing other

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WHO/Europe European Framework (EFFA IHSD)


The EFFA IHSD is also fully aligned with WHO/Europe’s overall policy framework Health 2020, which identifies the strengthening of people-centred health systems as one of its 4 priority areas. To this end, WHO/Europe works intensively with Member States to: (1) transform health services to meet the health challenges of the 21st century; and (2) move towards a Region free of impoverishing out-of …

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The core values laid out in Health 2020 are that health and health care should be high quality, equitable, sustainable and universal. These core values are operationalized using a set of concepts and approaches which have gained increasing momentum in the public health sphere over recent decades, and …

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WHO/Europe Ireland


New WHO study shows how Ireland can reduce health-related financial hardship and unmet need by delivering universal access to health care 08-07-2020 A new WHO study shows how important it is for Ireland to implement the Sláintecare reforms to strengthen equitable access to health care and financial protection, building on steps already taken in response to COVID-19.

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WHO/Europe Norway


  • In Norway, the organizational structure of the health care system is built on the principle of equal access to services: all inhabitants should have the same opportunities to access health services, regardless of social or economic status and geographic location
  • An updated policy to reduce children’s exposure to advertising practices

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WHO/Europe Effects Of Tobacco On Health


  • Tobacco use or exposure to tobacco smoking has a negative impact on health across the life-course
  • During fetal development, tobacco can increase rates of stillbirth and selected congenital malformations
  • In infancy, it can cause sudden infant death syndrome
  • In childhood and adolescence, tobacco can cause disability from respiratory diseases.

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WHO/Europe E Health In Practice


  • E-health is a broad concept, defined as the use of electronic means to deliver information, resources and services related to health
  • Many terms are included in e-health, such as: electronic health records; mobile health, or m-health (e.g
  • apps, wearable technologies, medical devices); telehealth or telemedicine (whereby a patient can consult a

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WHO/Europe News


  • Primary health care: the bridge to universal health coverage in Greece 28-06-2018
  • Greece is committed to providing effective health care to everyone living in the country – migrants and Greek citizens alike
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, and Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe made an official visit to

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Setting Targets For Health 2020


world health organization regional office for europe Scherfigsvej 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark Telephone: +45 39 17 17 17 Fax: +45 39 17 18 18 E-mail: [email protected] Web:

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WHO/Europe Health Financing Policy Papers


In 2015, the Government of Ukraine initiated transformative reforms of its health system to improve population health outcomes and ensure financial protection from excessive out-of-pocket payments. This report is based on a joint WHO–World Bank review carried out in April–July 2019 looking at progress implementing health financing reforms in Ukraine towards these objectives.

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WHO/Europe Building Primary Health Care Strategy Around


The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova, in collaboration with WHO/Europe, organized a policy dialogue on implementing primary health care (PHC) reform, …

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WHO/Europe Out Of Pocket Payments For Health


  • Solidarity and equity in focus on World Health Day
  • Universal health coverage is the focus of activities and campaigns this World Health Day
  • Many countries in the WHO European Region have made great progress towards universal health coverage, but all countries can do more
  • It is time to work collaboratively to push universal health coverage forward.

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WHO/Europe News


WHO organized a meeting 24–25 October 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia, on improving primary health care for women and babies and referral systems during pregnancy and after childbirth. The meeting was held as part of a project to reduce maternal …

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EPHO7: Assuring A Sufficient And Competent Public Health


Health workforce WHO helps countries in addressing health workforce challenges in key areas including expanding the evidence base for decision-making on health workforce, strengthening governance capacity and health workforce planning, enhancing health workforce performance, and working on health workforce migration, retention and ethical recruitment.

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WHO/Europe Switzerland


Switzerland has an extremely well developed health care system which upholds the principles of universality and equality through means such as compulsory health insurance. In 2013, Switzerland and WHO signed a country cooperation strategy, highlighting opportunities and challenges for stronger cooperation between the country and the WHO

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Health promotion is an integral part of the health care process and is related to clinical, educational, behavioural, and organizational issues. Quality improvement needs to embrace health promotion activities in order to make sure that effective approaches are used and continuously being monitored to improve outcomes.

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Health Systems And TheChallenge Of


European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Series The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is a unique pro-ject that builds on the commitment of all its partners to improving health care systems: • World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe • Government of Belgium • Government of Finland • Government of Greece

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WHO/Europe Data And Statistics


European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies European health report Our flagship report maps health trends, charts progress towards achieving health goals and provides an advance base for health

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Survey On The Health Status, Services Utilization And


Moreover, the report shows data concerning the health care service utilization, satisfaction and accessibility with special focus on the geographical variability among Turkish provinces and the health literacy of Syrian refugees. Finally, the report evaluates maternal and child health and health care access, in particular the prevalence of

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WHO/Europe Digital Health: Transforming And Extending


A symposium on digital health organized by WHO/Europe in 2019 helped to showcase how governments and organizations can use health technologies to reduce inequities and improve health and well-being. On the ground, digital health continues to make inroads into the way health services are delivered.

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Improving The Quality Of Care For Reproductive, Maternal


health care systems3 and all too often systems-level improvement does not occur and the price of failing to improve health service delivery is a worsening of health disparities both local and global.9 Complexity makes managing modern health care one of the most difficult managerial tasks in the whole economy.

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10-year anniversary of the Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth, as well as the Health 2020 commitments to reduce health inequities by addressing the social determinants of health. In July 2018 the Tallinn Charter for Health Systems Health and Wealth was revisited and it was

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WHO/Europe 3. How Does Health Feature In The 2030 Agenda


The 2030 Agenda provides for strong political commitment to public health. It states that “To promote physical and mental health and well-being, and to extend life expectancy for all, we must achieve universal health coverage and access to quality health care.

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WHO/Europe Using The Arts To Improve Health: WHO


A new partnership project initiated by WHO/Europe and the Nordic Culture Fund sets out to explore effective and sustainable strategies for integrating arts and culture into the wider health-care sector. Led by WHO/Europe’s flagship unit on behavioural and cultural insights for health, it will bring together academics, artists, cultural institutions, health-care practitioners and policy

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WHO/Europe Sweden’s Health Authorities Streamline Health


When the health-care region decides to go forward with screening, then members of the target population group receive a written invitation to take the test. To increase participation, the regions might also begin a health literacy campaign on social media or …

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Community Pharmacists On The Frontline Of Health Care


On World Pharmacists’ Day, Gilles’s story illustrates the frontline role that community pharmacists are increasingly playing in delivering health care. Gilles Bonnefond has worked as a pharmacist in Montélimar, France for more than 25 years, and is witness to the evolution of the role of community pharmacists from dispensers of medicines to primary health care professionals.

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WHO/Europe Country Work


It cooperated closely with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Primary Care, the Institute of Health Services Research (NIVEL) in the Netherlands. The Primary Care Evaluation Tool assists with the evaluation of the organization and provision of primary care in a country.

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Migrant Health: Policy & Analysis


Findings and recommendations of a two-year European Union project based on field trips to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom and numerous meetings held in Brussels with 19 partner organizations, consisting of nongovernmental organizations and associations of health care professionals and local authorities.

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>> A Tool For HeAlth Century


  • health authorities committed to improving the health of their people
  • This brochure seeks to provide an overview of what HSPA is and how it can be used
  • High-level officials from Europe’s health ministries share how they found HSPA useful in their work, and experts who have put HSPA into practice provide their perspectives on the process

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WHO/Europe Syrian Health Care Workers Respond To The


In January 2018, the WHO Country Office in Turkey launched the project “Supporting the employment of Syrian personnel in the Turkish health system”. In the past 2 years, 671 Syrian staff have been recruited in cooperation with Turkey’s Ministry of Health, and have completed all necessary training for the provision of home care.

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Decentralization In Health Care


  • health care Edited by Richard B
  • Saltman Vaida Bankauskaite Karsten Vrangbaek D e c e n t r a l i z a t i o n in h e a l t h c a r e Edited by Saltman / Bankauskaite / Vrangbaek Decentralization in health care Strategies and outcomes Decentralization has become a popular management strategy in many European health care systems

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Health Systems In Transition: Slovenia (Vol. 18 No. 3 2016)


  • European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • Anna Maresso, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is a partnership, hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, which includes the Governments of Austria, Belgium,

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Lessons From Transforming Health Services Delivery


Malta Rebecca Fearne, Primary Health Care Centre Monaco Anne Negre, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Montenegro Djurdjica Ostojic, Institute of Public Health Netherlands Jantina Kroese, Reade Norway Turid Sundar and Inger Merete Skarpass, Ministry of Health and Care Services Poland Joanna Pietrusiewicz, Childbirth with Dignity Foundation

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State Of Health In The EU Germany


  • 1 1 Highlights Germany The health status of the German population has improved since 2000, but behavioural risk factors remain problematic
  • The health system offers a generous benefit basket, high levels of service provision and good access to care.

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WHO/Europe Albania


  • The WHO Country Office, Albania was established in 1991 in Tirana
  • It serves as the focal point for WHO activities and assists the Albanian Government in shaping the national health agenda, providing technical support, and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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WHO/Europe Reconfiguring Health Systems Vital To


In response, health-care workers in Spain have worked tirelessly under difficult circumstances to treat patients. This required the Government to adjust its response and introduce strict lockdown measures, which helped the country to slow the spread of the disease and gain time to reorganize its health system.

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Mental Health, Human Rights And Standards Of Care


DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE EUROPE ISBN: 978 928 905 3204 Address requests about publications of the WHO Regional Office for Europe to: Publications WHO Regional Office for Europe UN City, Marmorvej 51 DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark Alternatively, complete an online request form for documentation, health information, or for permission to quote or

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Floods And Health


Floods and health: fact sheets for health professionals page 3 3. Hospital preparedness During floods, hospitals and other health care services can face damage to infrastructure (for example, power and water supply interruptions, damage to vital equipment, disruption of internal and external

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WHO/Europe Jobs And Internships


In line with its mission to provide global leadership in public health, WHO employs health specialists, medical doctors, scientists, epidemiologists and people with expertise in administration and finance, information systems, economics, health statistics as well as emergency preparedness and response.

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Public Sector Health Expenditure As % Of Total Health


Public-sector health expenditure as % of total health expenditure Indicator code: E992703.T For OECD Member States, the data are taken from OECD Health Database (see For non-OECD countries, the data are as reported by the country to the HFA-DB and may not necessarily correspond to the common WHO or OECD definition.

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A Background For National Quality Policies In Health Systems


The quality of health care is often debated by users, providers and purchasers, but the overall health of the population depends more on the quality of the health system including the country’s social, economic, educational and cultural environment. But the quality of health care provided

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The Impact Of The Financial Crisis On The Health System


IR Table 3 Health care expenditure trends in Ireland, 2000–2011 7 IR Table 4 Entitlement to publicly financed health care in Ireland, 2013 13 R Table 5 Changes to statutory entitlement in Ireland, 2008–2013 16 Figures IR Fig. 1 Public health expenditure (capital plus current) in Ireland, 2000–2013 5

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Health Systems In Transition


  • 3 Suggested citation: Vlădescu C, Scîntee G, Olsavszky V, Allin S and Mladovsky P
  • Health Systems in Transition, 2008; 10(3): 1-172.

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