Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

WHO activities in HIA


HIA Development

Negotiations on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) protocol

WHO has been involved in the negotiations of the SEA protocol, particularly in supporting Member States in their desire for health to be firmly included within the protocol.

Collaborating in pilot projects

Preliminary work is under way, aiming at developing pilot HIA projects.

Evidence on health impacts

Through this website, we aim to facilitate the transmission of knowledge on the health impacts of development strategies and projects. This includes areas such as:

  • Food and agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Waste disposal
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