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Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing relentlessly over recent decades in all industrialised countries, as well as in many lower income countries.
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This presentation was given by Valérie Paris, Administrator, Health Division, OECD, at the Forum Économie Santé 2009, Les Échos Conférences, on 18 November 2009.
In this report we present an assessment of public health strategies designed to tackle behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases that are closely linked with obesity, including aspects of diet and physical inactivity, in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.
This report report examines selected policies that may help countries better achieve the goal of improved health system efficiency and thus better value for money.
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Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table. David Morgan, Administrator, Health Division, OECD. Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Los Angeles, October 26th-28th, 2009.
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The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.
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Slovak translation of Health Working Paper No. 28: "Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Sweden", by Pierre Moïse and Elizabeth Docteur.
OECD Health Working Paper No. 46 presents the findings of health survey data from Australia, Canada, England and Korea. It shows that education appears to be associated with a lower likelihood of obesity, especially among women.
This OECD project is concerned with identifying main blockages and policies, incentives, or institutional arrangements under which ICTs can deliver the desired efficiency and quality improvements.
Governments must urgently adapt their labour market policies to help their most vulnerable citizens in the economic crisis.