WHO is under pressure from all sides to justify its existence.
Donors want to know what they are getting for their money, and health professionals question the relevance of the organisation's work.
The pressure to justify itself is perhaps strongest of all in Europe, where most member countries have fully fledged health infrastructures and high overall levels of health.
Now there is the additional threat of encroachment into the field of public health by the European Union.
The disintegration of the Soviet bloc has given WHO's regional office in Europe a new sense of purpose and led to a major shift in resources towards the countries of central and eastern Europe.
But WHO's critics are calling for a different shift in the way its European office works : from its current concentration on broad based policy issues to the nitty-gritty of health care management and delivery.
Mots-clés Pascal : OMS, Rôle professionnel, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : WHO, Occupational role, Human, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0176026
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 09/06/1995.