New WHO guidelines on housing and health

23 April 2019

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.