• WHO Member States participating in the European Health Information Initiative (EHII) (Map)
Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 611
Updated: 15 June 2018
Downloads: 25144

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
This indicator presents the WHO European Member States that are members of the European Health Information Initiative. 


In addition to Member States, stakeholders of the EHII also include  WHO collaborating centres, health information networks and public health associations, charitable foundations and international organizations:
The Wellcome Trust
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
EuroHealthNet
European Public Health Association
The Commonwealth
European Commission
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Manchester University, Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health/Centre for Epidemiology


The European Health Information Initiative (EHII) (http://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/european-health-information-initiative-ehii) is a WHO network that aims to improve the information that underpins health policies in the European Region. 
The vision of the EHII is the harmonization of health information and its exchange for the entire WHO European Region, to provide evidence to policy-makers. It fosters international cooperation and networks to support the exchange of expertise, strengthens strategic management of information systems for health, builds capacity, develops and refines measures of health and well-being, and harmonizes processes in data collection, reporting, and their use in policy-making.


The Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation (DIR) at the WHO Regional Office for Europe serves as EHII’s secretariat. Contact: eudir@who.int


The EHII is the implementing platform for the first-of-its-kind “European action plan to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making” and the accompanying resolution (http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/governance/regional-committee-for-europe/66th-session/documentation/working-documents/eurrc6612-action-plan-to-strengthen-the-use-of-evidence,-information-and-research-for-policy-making-in-the-who-european-region).
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