About the conference in Lubljana, Slovenia
Healthy, Prosperous Lives for all in the European Region – High-level Conference on Health Equity
11–13 June 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The High-level Conference on Health Equity, hosted by the Government of Slovenia, provided evidence and information on the solutions that can be implemented to reduce health inequalities and accelerate progress towards better health, well-being and prosperity for all in the European Region.
The Conference highlighted the 5 essential conditions needed to live a healthy life, and show how addressing these can transform the lives of those being left behind while increasing everyone’s well-being and prosperity. It illustrated how shifting from fragmented approaches to integrated solutions and empowering approaches delivers rapid and sustainable improvements in health for all.
The Conference also showed how countries can make real progress in reducing gaps in health and well-being, even within government electoral cycles. This underscores the need to systematically ensure that social values such as solidarity, equity and inclusion have a place in the fiscal and growth decisions made within and between countries and by transnational bodies.