2007 WHEN Vienna meeting

The World Health & Environment Editors Network (WHEN), with WHCA & WHO, held its meeting on Children’s Environmental Health: Monitoring European Ministerial Commitments in Vienna on 12-13 June 2007.

The meeting preceded a WHO Regional Ministerial gathering, at which the 53 countries in the WHO European Region reported on their progress in developing children's environment and health action plans (CEHAPE) and on the implementation of actions addressing commitments made in Budapest in June 2004 related to preventing injuries, promoting physical activity, and ensuring safe water, clean air and chemical-free environments.

Journalists and editors who attended received an early and exclusive look at new country and regional data on children’s environmental burden of diseases, climate change preparedness guidelines and planned road and chemical safety campaigns. WHO, Governmental and NGO experts and advocates gave short briefings and answered questions.

Report on the WHEN Vienna meeting


Nearly 5,000 deaths a day in Europe are preventable by Roberto Bertollini, WHO