14 October 2020

Follow WHO’s online film festival throughout October

Copenhagen, 14 October 2020 WHO is holding an online film festival showcasing some of the entrants from the inaugural Health for All Film Festival. From 10 to 24 October 2020, films will be shown on WHO’s YouTube channel with the option to ask questions via live chat. Read more about the online festival and the [...]

9 September 2020

Health priorities for the European Region and COVID-19 in focus at WHO annual meeting

Copenhagen, 9 September 2020 On 14–15 September 2020, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society, will meet virtually for the 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC70), the Region’s annual decision-making meeting. A new vision for [...]

11 August 2020

WHO/Europe: Announcing the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development: Rethinking Policy Priorities in the light of Pandemics

Copenhagen, 11 August 2020 The WHO Regional Office for Europe is convening a Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development to rethink policy priorities in the light of pandemics. After identifying and reviewing the relevant evidence, the Commission will draw lessons from the ways in which different countries‘ health systems have responded to the COVID-19 [...]

6 July 2020

New 5-year programme for health in Europe on the agenda at virtual annual meeting

Copenhagen, 3 July 2020 The 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC70), the annual meeting of the governing bodies of the European Region, will be held on 14–15 September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually with a reduced 2-day programme. Health ministers and high-level representatives [...]

1 July 2020

New WHO report on alcohol pricing: Europe ignores cost-effective ways to lower health risks

Copenhagen, 30 June 2020 According to the new WHO/Europe report, “Alcohol pricing in the WHO European Region”, increasing the prices that consumers pay for alcohol is one of the most cost-effective tools available for policy-makers looking to reduce alcohol consumption and associated harm. Well-chosen pricing policies can help countries not only lower alcohol consumption [...]