Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

About HIA

Indian women in rain
(c) WHO/TDR 2003

HIA is a practical approach used to judge the potential health effects of a policy, programme or project on a population, particularly on vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Recommendations are produced for decision-makers and stakeholders, with the aim of maximising the proposal's positive health effects and minimising its negative health effects.

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WHAT'S NEW!

13th International Conference on HIA (HIA2013)
2-4 October, 2013 - Geneva, Switzerland

Health indicators for Sustainable Development Goals

Choosing the right indicators of healthy development is important to measuring progress that is meaningful to human wellbeing.
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Health in the Green Economy

WHO's Health in the Green Economy series propose important health co-benefits for sector and health policy-makers, and for consideration in the next round of IPCC mitigation reviews.
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Health impact assessment of mining projects

Online course, in English and French

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