Tagged: Health Equity

REPORT: Universal Health Coverage and the Forgotten Generation

The editorial focuses on the overlooking of adolescents when it comes to Universal Health Coverage, stating that the political declaration on the UN General Assembly on September 23rd overlooked this generation. The three core indicators of universal health care(coverage, quality, and avoidance of poverty due to expenditure) are rarely achieved in adolescent health…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Progress on Health Equity Is Stalling

WHO’s first-ever Health Equity Status Report reveals that health inequities in many of the 53 countries in the WHO European Region remain either the same or have worsened despite governments’ attempts to address them. The Report newly identifies 5 key risk factors that are holding many children, young people, women and men back from achieving good health and leading safe and decent lives. The Report also shows that alcohol use is a key risk factor for health inequity and alcohol harm is in turn a consequence of health inequities…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Reflecting on Public Health Progress

Member states will be reflecting on public health progress of past 10 years and set health priorities for Europe at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC69). On 16–19 September 2019, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society, will gather for the RC69 in Copenhagen, Denmark…