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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Experts Roundtable Report on Malaysian White Paper for Health

This report presents a summarised account of extensive discussions held on July 2nd about the forthcoming Malaysian White Paper on Health.  

04 Oct 2022


Ending GBV and Achieving the SDGs’: Taking Stock of Lessons Learned From Local Responses to GBV

‘Ending GBV and Achieving the SDGs’: taking stock of lessons learned from local responses to GBV; UNDP, UNU-IIGH, Gender and Health Hub; SVRI Forum 20



Decolonising Global Health: Programme Launch

UNU-IIGH will host an event to launch the new research programme, Decolonising Global Health.



The US Abortion Decision is Already Having Global Impacts

The US Supreme Court’s decision ignores public health and the plethora of data that demonstrates the harms caused by these sorts of restrictions.

06 Sep 2022


Knowledge and Innovation: Investment for a New Africa

Seeking potential partnerships for science, technology, and investment in water, energy, material sciences, biotechnology, health and ICT between Africa and Japan.


Press Release

Kaveh Madani Named as Next Director of UNU-INWEH

Prof. Kaveh Madani of Iran has been appointed as the next Director of the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

17 Aug 2022


2022 MMIRA Global Online Conference

Join the 2022 MMIRA Global Online Conference for insights into cutting-edge methodological advancements.



UNU Hosts Side Events for UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2022

UNU-IAS led UNU contributions to the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

28 Jul 2022


Masculinities and Health: Relational and Intersectional Perspectives

This event will explore topics related to men's health in areas such as the U.S. and Brazil.