European Programme of Work – ‘United Action for Better Health in Europe’

The European Programme of Work (EPW) sets out a vision of how the WHO Regional Office for Europe can support countries in our region better in meeting citizens' expectations about health. It is not an exhaustive list of all the actions and health areas that WHO covers but rather describes a new way of working to close the gaps in health outcomes throughout our region. It aligns the work of WHO/Europe with the triple billion targets, while supporting countries in their commitments to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All.

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Youth organizations, have your say! Shape tomorrow by speaking up today!

While largely spared the physical impact of COVID-19, young people around the world remain among those hardest hit by the pandemic.

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Video – Mental health institutions and the COVID-19 crisis

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Faces of WHO

“Faces of WHO” is a series of interviews with some of the people working for WHO/Europe across the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region.

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Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development

Rethinking policy priorities in the light of pandemics: a call to action (2021)


Core priorities

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Flagship initiatives

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“United Action for Better Health in Europe”

Address - Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, on European Programme of Work (2020-2025)