New WHO guidelines on housing and health

04/23/2019 - 09:37

New WHO guidelines on housing and health were published on November 2018. Recognising that housing quality has major implications for people’s health, these guidelines summarise new evidence-based recommendations in four relevant areas:

• Inadequate living space (crowding)

• Low and high indoor temperatures

• Injury hazards in the home

• Accessibility of housing for people with functional impairments.

The guidelines take a comprehensive, intersectoral perspective on the issue of housing and health and highlight co-benefits of interventions addressing several risk factors at the same time, including those relevant to ageing populations and age-friendliness. For more information, click here.