Health Impact Assessment
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Fuhrimann S et al. Exposure to pesticides and health effects on farm owners and workers from conventional and organic agricultural farms in Costa Rica: protocol for a cross-sectional study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019;8(1):e10914. DOI: 10.2196/10914
Nouvet E et al. Perceptions of drones, digital adherence monitoring technologies and educational videos for tuberculosis control in remote Madagascar: a mixed-method study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019;9(5):e028073. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028073
Palzes V.A et al. Manganese exposure and working memory-related brain activity in smallholder farmworkers in Costa Rica: results from a pilot study. Environ Res. 2019;173:539-548. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.04.006
Rakotosamimanana N et al. Performance and impact of GeneXpert MTB/RIF(R) and Loopamp MTBC Detection Kit(R) assays on tuberculosis case detection in Madagascar. BMC Infect Dis. 2019;19:542. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-4198-6
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.