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WHO/Europe launches new report on women’s health and well-being in Europe

15 September 2016

WHO/Europe launches new report on women’s health and well-being in Europe

The new report “Women’s health and well-being in Europe: beyond the mortality advantage” will provide background to the strategy on women’s health and well-being in the WHO European Region in 2017–2021 that is being considered at the he 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.  This report:

  • presents a snapshot of women’s health in the Region;
  • discusses the social, economic and environmental factors that determine women’s health and well-being;
  • focuses on the impact of gender-based discrimination and gender stereotypes;
  • considers how people-centred health systems could respond to women’s needs; and
  • outlines important perspectives for the international and national frameworks that govern women’s health and well-being in Europe.

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