This report reviews and analyses the Affordable Medicines Programme, which was introduced in Ukraine in April 2017 to provide patients with improved access to 23 outpatient medicines for the treatment of chronic noncommunicable diseases. The evaluation combines both quantitative and qualitative analysis. The findings confirm that the Programme has contributed to a significant increase in […]

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Out-of-pocket payments for health can create a financial barrier to access, resulting in unmet need, or lead to financial hardship for people using health services. This report brings together for the first time data on unmet need and financial hardship to assess whether people living in Europe can afford to pay for health care. Drawing on […]

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This paper highlights how accountability mechanisms and processes can play a vital role in driving progress on the Health 2020 and Sustainable Development Goals health equity commitments. Using concrete examples, it identifies how accountability mechanisms and processes assist countries in advancing on health equity and demonstrates how progress stalls when they are absent. It highlights […]

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Child maltreatment is a major public health problem, affecting at least 55 million children in the WHO European Region. The impact of abuse and/or neglect in childhood is detrimental to physical, psychological and reproductive health throughout the life-course, yet the high costs to society are avoidable. There are clear risk factors for maltreatment at the […]

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