Situation of child and adolescent health in Europe

Alemán-Díaz, Aixa Y. and Backhaus, Sophia and Chukwujama, Obiora and Dare, Shadrach and Fenski, Friederike and Henking, Christoph and Kaminska, Karolina and Kuttumuratova, Aigul and Peters, Carla and Siebers, Lisa and Weber, Martin W. (2018) Situation of child and adolescent health in Europe. World Health Organization, Copenhagen. (

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To promote child health in Europe, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe developed the child and adolescent health strategy (2015–2020), which was adopted by all Member States of the WHO European Region. The strategy’s implementation was monitored through country profiles compiling existing health data and a survey sent to all 53 European ministries of health. Responses from 48 countries are described graphically, quantitatively and qualitatively. This report helps to review achievements and address gaps in realizing the full potential for the health and well-being of children and adolescents.