Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Health indicators for sustainable development goals

Health indicators can tell us how well we are advancing sustainable development. For instance, if air pollution is reduced, then chronic respiratory and cardiovascular disease will likely decline. Choosing the right indicators of healthy development is important to measuring progress that is meaningful to human wellbeing.

Download the thematic briefings on key Rio+20 themes from a WHO analysis and expert consultation:

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Access to Energy: health sector and women's health

Global initiatives
co-organised by the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the UN Foundation, along with UN Women and WHO

Measuring Access to Energy for Health Services

Joint World Bank - WHO Discussion Paper.
Defining and Measuring Access to Energy for Socio-Economic Development.
Will be published shortly

Sustainable Energy for All initiative


Dr Carlos Dora
Ms Elaine Fletcher