Health and well-being

Access to good health and well-being is a human right and the foundation of human prosperity. Although significant progress has been made in improving the health of billions of people since 2000, major hurdles remain — particularly in developing countries, where women and children are most vulnerable. 

UNU’s health-related research untangles the growing social, economic, and environmental complexity that threatens to outpace the ability of governments and communities to manage the well-being of their citizens. Our work assesses key elements of healthy development to ensure they are reinforced by health policy.

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Decolonising global health research: Shifting power for transformative change

New PLOS Global Public Health article reveals how power imbalances undermine equitable health research policies, practices and outcomes.

25 Apr 2024

Event

Tokyo Blue Talk: Advances Towards a Sustainable and Healthy Ocean — The Impact of Plastic Pollution on a Sustainable Blue Economy

TOKYO: On 9 May 2024, UNU and the Embassies of Costa Rica and France in Japan will co-host a Tokyo Blue Talk to discuss the impact of ocean pollution.

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News

New Research Presents Framework for Feminist Global Health Policy

This study underscores the importance of intersectional, participatory approaches to dismantle power structures for a more equitable global health.

07 Mar 2024

Event

Side-Event : Global To Local Water Security Assessment: How Do We Measure Up And How Close Are Our Targets Mid-way To Sdg6?

This event summarizes water security status from the global to the local level with a focus on SDG6 metrics and Water Action Decade objectives.

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