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European ministerial conference on health systems

Date: 25-27 June 2008
Place: Tallinn, Estonia

The WHO Regional Office for Europe is organizing the first European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems, with the theme "health systems, health and wealth". Hosted by the Government of the Republic of Estonia, it will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 25 to 27 June 2008.

The conference aims to place health systems high on the political agenda. Specifically it will:

  • lead to better understanding of the impact of health systems on people's health and therefore on economic growth in the WHO European Region; and
  • take stock of recent evidence on effective strategies to improve the performance of health systems, given the increasing pressure on them to ensure sustainability and solidarity.

It will bring together ministers of health from the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region. Up to 500 participants are expected to attend the event. High-level delegations will be invited, as well as health systems partners, experts, observers and representatives of international and civil society organizations and the media.

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