WHO Urban Health Repository

World Health Organization

08 Mar 2022

WHO Urban Health Repository

Over 55% of the world’s population live in urban areas – a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. This trend calls for strengthened support to address health at the urban level. To this end, WHO’s new repository on urban health gives access to a broad range of WHO-generated resources to enhance local action for health.

The repository reflects WHO’s renewed commitment to promoting urban health worldwide and includes resources that provide technical support and build capacity, strategic reports and guidelines, health impact assessment tools, and other products relevant to urban health and cities.

The repository is a living resource, open to modifications and additions, and is automatically updated each time new products become available. It covers topics such as urban planning, housing, environmental issues, transport and mobility, nutrition, physical activity, COVID-19 and many others.  The search engine allows users to access existing WHO materials by health topic category, product type, geographical area and year of publication/development.