Health Impact Assessment
Bottazzi P et al. Measuring subjective flood resilience in suburban Dakar: a before–after evaluation of the “Live with water” project. Sustainability. 2018;10(7):2135. DOI: 10.3390/su10072135
de Souza Hacon S, Santos Périssé A.R, Simos J, Cantoreggi N.L, Winkler M.S. Challenges and prospects for integrating the assessment of health impacts in the licensing process of large capital project in Brazil. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2018;7(10):885-888. DOI: 10.15171/ijhpm.2018.58
Dos Santos Goncalves K et al. Development of non-linear models predicting daily fine particle concentrations using aerosol optical depth retrievals and ground-based measurements at a municipality in the Brazilian Amazon region. Atmos Environ. 2018;184:156-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.03.057
Kaindi D.W.M et al. Investigating the association between African spontaneously fermented dairy products, faecal carriage of Streptococcus infantarius subsp. infantarius and colorectal adenocarcinoma in Kenya. Acta Trop. 2018;178:10-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.10.018
Knoblauch A.M et al. Selected indicators and determinants of women’s health in the vicinity of a copper mine development in northwestern Zambia. BMC Women's Health. 2018;18:62. DOI: 10.1186/s12905-018-0547-7
HIA and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda
Goal number three of the SDGs agenda pertains to health by stating “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” and goal number seventeen pertains to intersectoral collaboration stating “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”. HIA is a cross-cutting tool between sectors where health-related targets are considered in developments across all sectors.
The Technical Support Team’s ‘Issue Brief on Health and Sustainable Development’ pertains to the central role of health in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. A health-in-all-sectors approach is established, where health-related targets are to be considered in developments across all sectors accompanied by monitoring of health outcome and health-related indicators. The monitoring of health impacts has explicitly been declared as one of the five priorities in the framework of the SDGs and governments, scientists and private sectors are called to routinely release their data. Therefore, HIA perfectly adheres to and applies principles and approaches emphasised in the SDG agenda.
For further information on Swiss TPH’s engagement in the SGDs, please visit the SDG website of Swiss TPH.