The WHO Guideline Development Group meeting on Housing and Health Guidelines
Housing and the built environment have a profound impact on human health. Healthy, safe, energy efficient housing can significantly decrease the risks of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Based on the evidence WHO has scaled up activities to address health inequities due to substandard housing conditions and developing WHO Housing and Health Guidelines. The WHO Guideline Development Group met on 13-15 July and formulated the first draft recommendations of these guidelines.
- Tackling health inequalities by improving the quality of housing - From evidence to action – WHO’s response
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Social Determinants of Health Progress Report at 68th World Health Assembly
In May 2012, the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA65.8 on advancing the social determinants of health and health equity agenda. This report provides the requested update of the report noted by the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly in May 2013.
Political commitment to and action on social determinants of health and health equity have steadily increased. The widely recognized need to integrate social determinants and health equity in global health and development agendas is an area of particular focus in the post-2015 sustainable development goals and universal health coverage processes.
- 68th WHA progress reports
- Supplementary report on progress in implementing the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health and WHA65.8