EP/EU Affairs

Health payments push people into poverty, even in high-income countries

  • 2018-06-14
  • WHO/TBT Staff

COPENHAGEN - A new WHO study shows evidence that health payments (paying for medicines and health services) are unaffordable for many people and cause financial hardship across the WHO European Region, including in high-income countries. The estimates prepared with data f...

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EU, Azerbaijan might sign new agreement in 2019 - European Commissioner Oettinger

BAKU - Brussels and Baku expect to sign a new strategic partnership agreement, European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Gunther Oettinger said. It was reported earlier that the negotiations might be finished in 2018. Speaking at ADA University in ...

South European countries have the highest rate of childhood obesity – new WHO data

The latest data (2015-17) from the WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance initiative show that southern European countries have the highest rate of child obesity. In Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Malta and San Marino approximately 1 in 5 boys (ranging from 18% to 21%) are obese. France, Norway, Irela...

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