Implementation of the Global Strategy for Health for All by the Year 2000: Second Evaluation; Health and Social Change in International PerspectiveBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6977.474 (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:474
- Richard G Wilkinson
Implementation of the Global Strategy for Health for All by the Year 2000: Second Evaluation
Implementation of the Global Strategy for Health for All by the Year 2000: Second Evaluation, World Health Organisation, Sw fr 55, pp 289 ISBN 92 4 160285 6
Health and Social Change in International Perspective
Health and Social Change in International Perspective, Ed Lincoln C Chen, Arthur Kleinman, Norma C Ware Harvard University Press, pounds sterling11.95, pp 508 ISBN 0 674 38562 4
Because no one knows why mortality continues to decline in the developed world, doctors, health promotion agencies, experts on economic growth, and governments can all claim the credit. But their claims do not stand up to scrutiny.
As an international non-government agency, the World Health Organisation has the advantage of being able to take a more dispassionate view of the policy options. Its 38 health targets for Europe cover all the recognised health hazards and forms of prevention: behavioural factors, immunisation, screening, safety, environmental health hazards, work, housing, and so on. In this second report on progress towards its “targets,” advances are …