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Enhancing national action on environment and health
Every year, avoidable environmental risks account for at least 1.4 million deaths in the WHO European Region. These include air pollution, inadequate water and sanitation services, hazardous chemicals, poor waste disposal and climate change. More than 350 resources on environment and health have now been gathered through the European Environment and Health Process to aid the strengthening of national efforts to address the leading environmental determinants of ill health.
Exploring the Health for All family of databases
WHO Europe’s Health for All family of databases are the Region’s gold-standard source of health statistics for monitoring and assessment tools in key health policy areas. Discover the wealth of information in the “Health for All explorer”.
State of "Health 2020"
WHO’s health policy for Europe, Health 2020, aims to improve health and well-being, reduce health inequities and ensure universal health coverage. This visualization gives an overview of how Member States are doing, ranked against the policy’s targets and indicators.
Theme in focus: Health 2020
Health 2020 is the flagship health policy framework for the WHO European Region which aims to support action across society and governments for health and well-being. This evidence-informed and peer-reviewed policy has been embraced by all 53 Member States in the WHO European Region.
Report shows progress towards Health 2020 targets
By the midpoint of the Health 2020 implementation period countries have already transformed national health policies in the European Region, with increasing numbers of Member States adopting and implementing its principles and approaches. An updated analysis of the qualitative indicators for monitoring the implementation of Health 2020 policy targets is available.
In focus: Synergistic Health In Emergencies Ladder Development Scale (SHIELDS)
The WHO Emergency Program (WHE) in the European Region is using the SHIELDS (Synergistic Health In Emergencies Ladder Development Tools) as a practical platform to present the monitoring and evaluations and to steer, enhance, monitor and upscale those capacities of member states.