The World Happiness Report surveys the state of global happiness and ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on...
India is self-sufficient in a number of food crops including rice and wheat, which are among the national staples, and there is enough food to meet demand. Despite this, hundreds of millions of Indians have poor nutritional health.
Removing financial barriers to dental care would improve Australians’ oral health. This report suggests how to fill the dental gap in our health system.
These guidelines cover a diverse set of substantive issues ranging from development to criminal justice to public health. The guidelines were developed by a coalition of UN Member States, WHO, UNAIDS, UNDP and leading human rights and drug policy experts.
If you break a toe, your doctor and local hospital can provide the treatment you need, free of charge. But with dental care excluded from Medicare – what do you do if you break a tooth? Poorly funded and highly restricted public dental care, and...
The Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019–2024 will use a combination of population health need, demand and supply assessment analysis, as well as a variety of consultation approaches to determine the focus for the next five years. This document provides the rationale to the approach, and...
This report reviews the air quality management system set up in Beijing, conducts quantitative assessments of the pollution reduction effects in selected areas, and analyzes the new challenges Beijing faces, and provides recommendations for further improvement of air quality.
Overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the lifecourse. This article outlines the policy actions, governance and accountability mechanisms needed to tackle the global epidemic of childhood obesity.
The World Health Organization has developed this strategy to enhance global and national pandemic preparedness to combat the ongoing threat of zoonotic influenza, and to improve seasonal influenza prevention and control in all countries.
Published in time for the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019) calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such...
From the innovations and ethical dilemmas of synthetic biology, to the options for appropriate international adaptation to climate change, Frontiers 2018/19 explores the emerging environmental issues facing the planet.
This report presents an overview of the social and economic costs and harms of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory (NT). Using data gathered from 2015-16, the report provides a current evidence-based account of alcohol consumption in the territory.
Feed the Future , the United States’ flagship global hunger and food security program, is beginning its second phase in 12 newly-designated target countries with a newly-added strategic objective: strengthening resilience. The changes reflect the evolving nature of the fight against hunger, which is...
This policy note integrates multidisciplinary policy recommendations that could mitigate the numerous negative impacts of heatwaves on public health, urban infrastructure and services through adaptation to heatwaves.
A public health approach to protecting children means a focus on preventing child abuse and neglect from occurring in the first place. This project exams system design: what is known about ‘what works’ to enable the public health approach to protecting children.
Global spending on health is growing fast, accounting for 10% of global GDP, but out-of-pocket expenses are still pushing many people into poverty.
This briefing presents the main findings from research commissioned by the Health Foundation and carried out by the FrameWorks Institute, analysing public understanding, expert opinion and media narrative around health. It also presents findings from questions sponsored by the Health Foundation in the 2017 British...
The Share the Road Programme (launched in 2008 by UN Environment and the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society) acts as an advocate for action. This report highlights the best practice of countries around the world to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists....