European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

EObsWHO_rgbpartnershipLogosThe European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.

The Observatory is a partnership that includes the Governments of Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom; the Veneto Region of Italy; the French National Union of Health Insurance Funds (UNCAM); the World Health Organization; the European Commission; the World Bank; the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The partnership is hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Activities include the production of health system profile reports (HiTs), books, policy dialogues, and a summer school.

European Observatory staff based at ECOHOST are Marina Karanikolos, Ellen Nolte, Bernd Rechel, Erica Richardson and Caroline White.

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Observatory Summer School