(NDPHS Series No. 1/2008)
The paper provides an overview of the occupational health systems, policies and action plans in six Northern Dimension area countries.
It reveals great variations in health status, working conditions and access to preventive occupational health services, which are detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the citizens and unfavourable to the economies of the NDPHS countries. Immediate actions to turn around the negative trend of polarization of health are proposed.