Measuring urban health
Since 2007, the majority of the world's population lives in urban areas. The impact of urbanization on population health, health equity and the environment are key concerns for national and municipal authorities.
At WHO Kobe Centre we have three main initiatives for measuring and monitoring urban health:
1. to work with city and national officials to translate evidence into action;
2. to develop a global observatory as a one-stop shop for data and knowledge on urban health;
3. to develop methods and standards for measuring and monitoring urban health.
Metrics in action
47countries have built capacity on using Urban HEART to act on health inequitiesUrban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART)
Trends in urban health
828 millionurban residents live in slum conditions worldwideUrban health observatory
Monitoring ageing societies
31municipalities in Japan are engaged in developing benchmarks to evaluate the long-term care insurance policyInnovations in measurement