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Reblogged from Science on the Net

Europe is on track to achieve the Health 2020 target to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic respiratory diseases by 1.5 percent annually until 2020. However, there are other challenges for the European Region, like those concerning health inequalities among countries.

Recently, WHO presented the Health Report 2015, published every three years, which aims to collect data from all the WHO databases concerning the main health topics. This edition has two goals: reporting on progress towards the Health 2020 targets in the Region so far, for instance on premature mortality linked to risk factors, life expectancy or the health coverage, and highlighting new frontiers in health information. Data are mainly taken from Health for All database, the Global Status of NCDs 2014 and the EU detailed Mortality database.

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