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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Press Release

Redefining Global Health Security: A Novel Framework Sheds Light on Equity and Decolonial Approaches

A new policy paper spotlights the need to address the potential pitfalls of the growing health-security nexus.

25 Sep 2023

News

Cultivating Wellness: Exploring Sustainable Living and Healthy Nutrition in Weisswasser

Since the start of this year, a series of workshops centred around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals has been unfolding in Weisswasser.

31 Aug 2023

News

World Water Week Session on Sustainable Urban Water for Health and Well-being

The event highlighted the role of water management in bolstering resilience, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability.

21 Aug 2023

Lecture

Artificial Intelligence, Technology and Health: Promises and Challenges

KUALA LUMPUR: UNU Rector Tshilidzi Marwala will discuss how AI and technology can be harnessed for a sustainable future for all.

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Event

Sustainable Urban Water for Human Health and Well-being

ONLINE: On 20 August 2023, UNU-IAS will host a World Water Week session to explore urban water management with multisectoral stakeholders.

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Project

Building Citizen Science Intelligence for Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Needs Assessment and Pilot Implementation 

This project focuses on the need to establish collective intelligence capabilities involving all stakeholders in dealing with a pandemic.

12 Jul 2023