Health Systems for Prosperity and Solidarity: leaving no one behind 13-14 June 2018, Tallinn, Estonia

This WHO High-level regional meeting was held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Tallinn Charter.

WHCA joined the meeting to initiate interviews with Ministers and others to support the development of a planned WHO Regional Office for Europe 10 year reflection book and advocacy guide on health impacts of new policies (e.g. Health 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals), programmes, governance structures and leadership models.


The programme was designed around 3 themes:
include – improving health coverage, access and financial protection for everyone;
invest – making the case for investing in health systems; and
innovate – harnessing innovations and systems to meet people’s needs. 

The Tallinn outcome statement

 “…We reaffirm the value base of European health systems as set out in the Tallinn Charter, will continue to embrace its commitments, and will help to position regional and country-level efforts to strengthen health systems in the global context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with our regional emphasis on equity.

“…We, the participants of this high-level meeting, call upon European leaders to recognize the centrality of strong primary care oriented people-centred health systems, based on the need to include, invest and innovate, where equitable healthy populations are the bedrock of delivering on governmental and social commitments, and to pursue these policy directions.”

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