World Health Organization


The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: a global analysis in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has shone a light on the critical importance of health and care workers, who were applauded and celebrated. This report provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the gender pay gap in the health and care sector – a sector in which women predominate.

Tackling abuse of older people: five priorities for the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021–2030)

Globally, 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience abuse in the community every year. Rates in institutions are even higher. Yet, abuse of older people (also known as elder abuse) remains a low global priority. This document outlines five priorities to prevent...
Technical report

Reducing the harm from alcohol by regulating cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotion: a technical report

This comprehensive report details the full extent of the way that alcohol is being marketed across national borders – often by digital means – and often regardless of the social, economic or cultural environment in receiving countries.

COP26 special report on climate change and health: the health argument for climate action

The ten recommendations in this report propose a set of priority actions from the global health community to governments and policy-makers, calling on them to act with urgency on the current climate and health crises.

COVID-19: make it the last pandemic

Since September 2020, the Independent Panel has systematically, rigorously and comprehensively examined why COVID-19 became a global health and socio-economic crisis. This document presents the panel's findings and recommendations for action to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, and aims to ensure that any future infectious disease...