Health leaders to discuss progress on improving sexual and reproductive health in Europe


  • Mary Corcoran
  • Univadis Medical News
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Policy-makers, experts, and representatives from World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centres and aid development partners will meet in Sweden later this month to discuss progress on improving sexual and reproductive health in Europe. 

The meeting comes two years after European Member States and the WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopted an action plan for sexual and reproductive health, with Member States committing to take actions to improve sexual and reproductive health in their countries in a number of key areas, including the reduction of related inequities.

While Member States are set to produce a progress report on this in 2019, the WHO says the meeting this month will provide an opportunity for a wide range of key professionals with roles in sexual and reproductive health to discuss the progress made to date, and to share both their successes and the barriers to implementation they have encountered. 

The meeting, which takes place in Stockholm on August 30 and 31, is being jointly hosted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and WHO/Europe.