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As a public health issue, global vaccination coverage is the subject of much debate at the United Nations – especially when it is insufficient.
Europeans are getting heavier. One in three 30-year-olds weighs more than they should, and a full half of 40-year-olds are overweight. Only 44 per cent of people do some form of exercise at least once a week.
In Western Europe and Scandinavia, people spend more on healthcare and live longer, while in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, less money is spent and life expectancy at birth is lower too. The EU average for healthcare spending is 9.9 percent of GDP. In Hungary it is 7.4 percent.
If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.
Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots.
The European Health Information Gateway is a portal that collects databases, reports and news on public health. Much of the data can be explored via graphs or exported.
WHO MiNDbank is an online platform for the sharing of key resources related to mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development.
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) provides a tool to quantify health loss from hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors.
The Mental Health Atlas Project of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse is designed to collect, compile and disseminate data on mental health resources in the world.
Set up by the WHO, the European database on health in prisons (HIPED) includes data on prison mortality, disease screening, and the prevention and treatment of diseases.