About WHO Centre for Health Development
Health for all in urban environments.
Promoting and leading urban health research to assess trends and build evidence for policy-makers to achieve urban health equity.
The WHO Centre for Health Development (also known as the "WHO Kobe Centre – WKC") conducts research on the consequences of social, economic, and environmental change and its implications for health policies. The research focus is on urban settings and includes programmes on urban health metrics; urban health governance; emergency preparedness and urban health. The Centre, established in 1995, supports technical cooperation, capacity building and the exchange of information on science and best practices with a focus on urbanization as a key driver of health outcomes.