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  • 8-November-2018

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    OECD Health Statistics 2018

    OECD Health Statistics 2018 is the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. All datasets have been updated on 8 November 2018.

  • 7-November-2018

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    Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

    Superbug infections could cost the lives of around 2.4 million people in Europe, North America and Australia over the next 30 years unless more is done to stem antibiotic resistance. Yet, three out of four deaths could be averted by spending just USD 2 per person a year on measures as simple as handwashing and more prudent prescription of antibiotics, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-October-2018

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    Universal Health Coverage

    Universal Health Coverage is about everyone having access to good quality health services without suffering financial hardship. Although most OECD countries offer all their citizens affordable access to a comprehensive package of health services, they face challenges in sustaining and enhancing such universal systems.

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  • 5-July-2018

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    Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

    Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

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  • 5-July-2018

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    Health Update - The OECD Newsletter on Health

    Read about the release of "Care Needed: Improving the Lives of People with Dementia", of the "OECD Review of Health Systems: Lithuania 2018", and of "Delivering quality health services". The Health Division also launched a new brochure to detail its projects, as well as a new website. Also access our latest Health Working Papers.

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  • 28-June-2018

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    Health Expenditure

    Health spending in 2016 grew by its fastest rate in seven years, with further growth expected in 2017. Access the latest data and analysis from the OECD Policy Brief on "Spending on Health: Latest Trends".

  • 23-June-2018

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    Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 8 - OECD Consensus Document of the Biology of Mosquito Aedes aegypti

    Volume 8 of the Series contains the first biosafety ‘consensus document’ to deal with the biology of an insect, the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Issued by the OECD Working Group on the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, the science-based consensus documents collate information for use during the regulatory risk assessment of biotechnology products, i.e. transgenic organisms (plants, animals, micro-organisms) when intended for release in the environment. Ae. aegypti mosquito is vectoring yellow fever, dengue, Zika and Chikungunya diseases in tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide. Biotechnological applications are developed to control the mosquito population and reduce virus transmission. The book provides information on Ae. aegypti taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, reproductive biology, genetics, ecology, interactions with other species and the environment. The mosquito effects on human and animal health, and the control strategies/specific programmes to limit its development are also summarised.
  • 5-April-2018

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    Impact of Inequality on the Future Elderly – Workshop

    The workshop "Impact of Inequality on the Future Elderly – Policy Tools and Actions" will take place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on April 5-6, 2018. Access the agenda, background documents, and register to attend.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    OECD Work on Health - Brochure

    This new brochure presents the OECD Work on Health for 2017-2018, including all recent and forthcoming major publications and databases.

  • 10-November-2017

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    Healthier lifestyles and better health policies drive life expectancy gains

    Healthier lifestyles, higher incomes and better education have all contributed to boost life expectancy in recent decades. Better health care has also helped, according to a new OECD report.

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