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International Organizations

WHO - World Health Organization WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
The World Bank - Health System Development The Health System Development site of the World Bank is dedicated to distribute knowledge on HSD matters. The World Bank is one of the world’s largest sources of development assistance. Its primary focus is on helping the poorest people and the poorest countries.
WTO - World Trade Organization The World Trade Organization is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.
ILO - International Labour Organization The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights.
OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD, an international organisation helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy.
European Commission

The European Commission embodies and upholds the general interest of the Union and is the driving force in the Union's institutional system.

The EC's Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs has the task of contributing to the development of a modern, innovative and sustainable European Social Model with more and better jobs in an inclusive society based on equal opportunities.

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies The 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.
European Forum for Primary Care

Established in 2005, the Forum intends to improve the health of the population of Europe and equity in health care delivery by strengthening Primary Care. In several countries of Europe Primary Care is well developed, in others less so. The forum's goal is for countries to learn from each other and create and seize the opportunities there are, to make sure that all countries enjoy the benefits of Primary Care.

Health Evidence Network (HEN)

HEN is a network of technical members and financial partners, involving United Nations agencies that gives access to independent and reliable health information and evidence. With HEN, WHO/Europe provides a source of evidence on which to build health policy. It gives answers to policy questions, in the form of synthesis reports and summaries, policy briefs on health systems, as well as easy access to sources of evidence and information from a number of web sites, databases and documents.