Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe


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Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe

  1. 1. Europe Day: setting the sceneIntersectoral elements of theHealth 2020 StrategyZsuzsanna JakabWHO Regional Director for Europe8th Global Conference on Health PromotionHelsinki, Finland, 13 June 2013
  2. 2. Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986)
  3. 3. The changing health landscape• The global health architecture has become more extensive butvery complex• Globally and regionally health has improved, yet deep inequitiesremain• Health challenges are multifaceted and require active involvementof all levels of government (international, national, and local)People live longerand have fewerchildren.People migratewithin and betweencountries; citiesgrow bigger.Health systemsface rising costs.Primary health caresystems are weakand lack preventiveservices.Public healthcapacities areoutdated.Infectious diseases,such as HIV andtuberculosis remaina challenge tocontrol.Antibiotic-resistantorganisms areemerging.Noncommunicablediseases (NCDs)dominate thedisease burden.Depression andheart disease areleading causes ofhealthy life-yearslost.
  4. 4. Health – a precious global good• Higher on the political and social agenda ofcountries and internationally• Important global economic and security issue• Major investment sector for human, economicand social development• Major economic sector in its own right• Matter of human rights and social justice
  5. 5. Improving governance for healthSource: Kickbusch, 2011Supporting whole-of-government and whole-of-society approachesLearning from a wealth ofexperience withintersectoral action andwork to include health in allpolicies in Europe andbeyondTwo studies on governance for health studies led byProfessor Ilona Kickbusch (2011, 2012)Study on intersectoral governance for health in all policies byProfessor David McQueen and others
  6. 6. European NCD Action Plan 2012-2016Planning &oversightNational planHealth info syswith socialdeterminantsdisaggregationHealth inall policiesFiscal policiesMarketingSaltTrans-Fat,Saturated FatHealthySettingsWorkplaces &SchoolsActive MobilitySecondarypreventionCardio-metabolic riskassessment &managementEarly detectionof cancer
  7. 7. Working to improve healthfor all and reducingthe health divideImproving leadership, andparticipatory governancefor healthInvesting inhealth througha life-courseapproach andempoweringpeopleTacklingEurope’smajor healthchallenges:NCDs andcommunicablediseasesStrengtheningpeople-centred healthsystems,public healthcapacities andemergencypreparedness,surveillanceand responseCreatingresilientcommunitiesandsupportiveenvironmentsHealth 2020: four common policy priorities for healthHealth 2020: strategic objectives
  8. 8. Economic burden of chronic diseaseCardiovasculardiseases (CVD)Alcohol-relatedharmCancerRoad-trafficinjuriesObesity-relatedillness (includingdiabetes and CVD)€169 billion annually in the European Union(EU), health care accounting for 62% of costs€125 billion annually in the EU, equivalent to1.3% of gross domestic product (GDP)Over 1% GDP in the United States, 1–3% ofhealth expenditure in most countries6.5% of all health care expenditure in EuropeUp to 2% of GDP in middle- and high-incomecountriesSources: data from Leal et al. (Eur Heart J, 2006, 27(13):1610–1619 (http://www.herc.ox.ac.uk/pubs/bibliography/Leal2006)),Alcohol-related harm in Europe – Key data (Brussels, European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection, 2006(http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_determinants/life_style/alcohol/documents/alcohol_factsheet_en.pdf)),Sassi (Obesity and the economics of prevention – Fit not fat. Paris, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2010) and Stark(EJHP Practice, 2006, 12(2):53–56 (http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http://www.eahp.eu/content/download/25013/162991/file/SpecialReport53-56.pdfandsa=Uandei=BNI4T-K7JoKL0QGXs6HFAgandved=0CBwQFjAFandusg=AFQjCNHS922oF8d0RLN5C14ddpMVeRn8BA).
  9. 9. Health 2020: rethinking policies for healthand approaches to stakeholder engagementAlcohol-related harmSource: McDaid D, Sassi F, Merkur S, eds. The economic case for public healthaction. Maidenhead, Open University Press (in press).€125 billion annually inthe EU, equivalent to1.3% of GDPMapping allies and interestsMinistry of justice, policeEmployers and development sectorsHealthTransportLocal communitiesExample: fiscal policyto control harmful useof alcohol
  10. 10. Healthy Irelandhttp://bit.ly/health2020whohttp://bit.ly/healthyireland
  11. 11. New publications being launched• Health literacy is a keydeterminate of health• Nearly half of Europeanshave inadequate orproblematic health literacy• Action in a range of settingsand sectors can enhancehealth literacyHealth literacy: the solid facts
  12. 12. Status report on alcohol and healthin 35 European countries 2013
  13. 13. Status report on alcohol and health• Co-sponsored by the European Commission and Finnish healthministry• Covers EU Member States + Croatia, Norway, Switzerland(members of Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action –CNAPA) and candidate countries (Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia,the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey)• Three parts:– Trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-attributablemortality in the EU in 2010– Alcohol policy update using information collected fromMember States in 2012– Country timelines with main achievements on alcohol policy
  14. 14. Thank you!