ERIC Number: ED366595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Health for All Targets: The Health Policy for Europe. Updated Edition, September 1991.
World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
In 1985, the 32 European Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office published 38 "targets of health for all." The new (1991) and revised targets incorporated in this book reflect changes that have taken place in the region since 1984 and provide an up-to-date understanding of the problems involved in target setting and achievement. In addition, a concern with ethics is a new theme reflected throughout the book. The publication is organized into eight chapters, five of which set out the targets themselves. Chapter 1 identifies the major theme of the European health for all policy. Chapter 2 deals with the changing social, political and economic situation in the Region, and discusses the prerequisites for health. Chapters 3-7 set out the 38 targets addressing in specific terms improvements in health sought over the 20 years between 1980 and the year 2000; health work that is essential to attain lifestyles conducive to health; contributions the environment makes to health; appropriate services for prevention, treatment, and care; and the provision of an infrastructure for sustained political, managerial, and financial support to the strategies set forth. Each target is presented together with problems that need to be dealt with and suggested means of solving those problems. Appendices provide revision of targets for health for all, indicators for monitoring progress towards health for all in the WHO European Region, and a plan of action. (LL)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.