The WHO European Region is at a critical stage. For the second time in as many years, countries are confronting an economic and health crisis, and leaving people behind during these turbulent times threatens social solidarity, peace and security. The report, entitled Transforming the health and social equity landscape: promoting socially just and inclusive growth to improve resilience, solidarity and peace, 1 explores the interrelationships between health, the economy and social capital (Fig. ES1). It examines how Member States can work to build social cohesion and invest in people’s health to improve resilience and promote an equitable recovery. It builds on the findings of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development (known as the Monti Commission), which highlight that leaving people behind from economic and social progress engenders wider social fractures.
Read the full report, here.
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