WHO launches new repository on urban health

15 March 2022

Article: 56/1007

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new repository on urban health, providing access to a broad range of WHO-generated resources which aim to enhance local action for health. Over 55% of the world’s population live in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. The WHO has created the repository in response to this growth and the need for strengthened support to address health at the urban level.

The repository is a living resource, open to modifications and additions, and it will be regularly updated when new products become available. It covers topics such as urban planning, housing, environmental issues, transport and mobility, nutrition, physical activity, COVID-19 and others.  The search engine allows users to access existing WHO materials by health topic category, product type, geographical area and year of publication or development. 

Source: WHO, 7 March 2022