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Health at a Glance: Europe 2018

State of Health in the EU Cycle

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Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 presents comparative analyses of the health status of EU citizens and the performance of the health systems of the 28 EU Member States, 5 candidate countries and 3 EFTA countries. It is the first step in the State of Health in the EU cycle of knowledge brokering. This publication has two parts. Part I comprises two thematic chapters, the first focusing on the need for concerted efforts to promote better mental health, the second outlining possible strategies for reducing wasteful spending in health. In Part II, the most recent trends in key indicators of health status, risk factors and health spending are presented, together with a discussion of progress in improving the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of European health systems.

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Late-diagnosed HIV and tuberculosis treatment outcomes

The prevention and management of infectious diseases such as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and tuberculosis remain a high priority in many European countries. The EU is committed to play an important role in achieving target 3.3 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which is to end the epidemics of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis and other communicable diseases by 2030 (European Commission, 2018).

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