WHO / European health report 2015

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European Health Report 2015 : Targets and beyond - Reaching new frontiers in evidence 


The European health report is issued every three years as a flagship publication by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The main aims of this 2015 report are to:

  • report on progress towards the Health 2020 targets in the Region so far;
  • highlight new frontiers in health information and evidence to be addressed in the coming years to optimize health monitoring for Health 2020 and beyond, including subjective well-being measurements.

The 2015 report shows that improvements in health continue throughout the European Region, and some of the inequalities in health between countries, notably in life expectancy and infant mortality, have decreased in recent years. In real terms, however, these differences still amount to 11 years of life and 20 healthy babies per 1000 live births between the best- and worst-performing countries. Absolute differences between countries remain unacceptably large, especially for indicators linked to social determinants of health. In addition, the report clearly shows that the European Region still has the highest rates of alcohol consumption and tobacco smoking in the world.
The 2015 report continues the discussion started by the 2012 report on the concept of well-being within the Health 2020 framework. (...) [WHO]

Version courte en français :

Rapport sur la santé en Europe 2015 : Les cibles et au-delà – atteindre les nouvelles frontières des bases factuelles. Faits marquants



Date et heure
Tuesday, 17 February, 2015 (All day)

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