Knowledge

Healthy Cities

A la pesca de un corazón fuerte

Guide

'To the catch of a strong heart' addresses the issue of fish with a cultural, social and nutritional focus. It provides information about the nutrients and benefits of fish for the human body, teaches recipes and forms of preparation, and addresses some myths that surround the marine world so that eating fish is more tasty, fun and safe.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

¡A MOVERSE! Guía de actividad física

Guide

 

This physical activity guide seeks to be a reference document for the knowledge and application of concepts and recommendations, based on scientific evidence, on the benefits of being more active and less sedentary. It was developed with the support of the Pan American Health Organization.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Guía alimentaria para la población uruguaya

Guide

The Food Guide for the Uruguayan population is an informative material that aims to promote a healthy, balanced and pleasurable diet. It was developed with the support of the Pan American Health Organization, UNICEF and FAO.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Nutrition Knowledge Hub

Database
By building the technical and functional capacities of all relevant staff at WHO through e-learning courses and key nutrition-related training and knowledge materials, the Nutrition Knowledge Hub aims to contribute to the acceleration and increase of the nutrition impact at the country level. The Nutrition Knowledge Hub also offers free and open courses to reach a larger public and raise awareness on the malnutrition problem and WHO’s response.

Published by: World Health Organization

Guidance Note On The Integration Of Noncommunicable Diseases Into The United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Report

The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance on how to integrate NCDs into the UNDAF.1 The guidance is in line with the "WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020" and other relevant global, regional and national mandates and frameworks.

Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Clear the air for children

Report
A study on the impact of air pollution on children. The study found that around 300 million children currently live in areas where outdoor air pollution exceeds internation guidelines by at least six times. 

Published by: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Using competition law to promote access to medicines and related health technologies in low- and middle-income countries

Policy brief
The issue brief highlights key aspects of using competition law to promote access to health technologies from UNDP’s landmark publication “Using Competition Law to Promote Access to Health Technologies: A guidebook for low- and middle-income countries.” 

Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Guidance Note On The Integration Of Noncommunicable Diseases Into The United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Guide

The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance on how to integrate NCDs into the UNDAF.1 The guidance is in line with the "WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020" and other relevant global, regional and national mandates and frameworks.

Published by: United Nations Development Programme

Shaping smarter and more sustainable cities - Striving for sustainable development goals

Report

This document provides guidance to city leaders in establishing a framework for the management, control and optimization of the Smart Sustainable City environment as a laboratory for innovation and urban simulation.

Published by: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs

Report

This publication includes analysis and lessons on each of the 16 countries and the one sub region that took part in the Reviews. The exercise, which brought together UN and World Bank Group staff, systematically reviewed the country situation, identified the bottlenecks to MDG attainment, and proposed potential solutions to be implemented to accelerate progress. Since many MDGs have been absorbed into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many of the observations and solutions provided could prove useful to the implementation of the SDGs.

Published by: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

SDG 11 Synthesis Report

Publication

This synthesis report is the first publication showing the progress, challenges and opportunities of global monitoring of this Sustainable Development Goal. This report complements the 2018 Secretary-General’s Progress Report on SDGs which shows progress in the form of story lines, and the 2018 Secretary-General’s first quadrennial report on progress made in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Published by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Working with Other Movements to Achieve Community Health Goals: Climate Change, Health in All Policies, and More

Policy brief

This brief provides an overview of the movement to implement California's climate change legislation in ways that offer maximum co-benefits to health, equity, and sustainability, and an overview of California's Health in All Policies movement, to show what communities advocating for healthier food and physical activity environments could gain by connecting to or leveraging off of these efforts.

Published by: Public Health Institute (PHI)

How Communities Move Policy - Linking Locally, Regionally, Statewide, and Nationally to Create Change

Report

This report explores how local changes to create healthy food and physical activity environments have the power to influence neighboring communities and regional, state, and federal policy.

Published by: Public Health Institute (PHI)

Noncommunicable Diseases and the 4 most common shared risk factors

Policy brief

This policy brief was adopted at the IFMSA General Assembly Meeting (March 2018) and highlights the most common shared risk factors for noncommunicable diseases. It also calls for government action on NCD control, management and prevention.

Published by: International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)

Cost-effective solutions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes

Report

This report provides a summary of cost-effectiveness studies conducted on programmes for the prevention of type 2 diabetes, in order to support evidence-based policy that will most effectively reduce the human and economic burden of type 2 diabetes.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

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