On Wednesday 29th March, Healthy Stadia hosted a webinar on the commercial determinants of health in sport. This also served as the book launch of Sport, Sponsorship and Public Health by Robin Ireland, the Director of Research at Healthy Stadia.
WHO published its first ever Global status report on physical activity. This report is a wake-up call which aims to measure the extent to which governments are implementing recommendations to increase physical activity across all ages and abilities; what progress has been made, and how to scale it up.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a major cause of death and disability around the world, and physical inactivity is one of the main risk factors for NCDs. 23% of global deaths are due to modifiable environmental factors.
On 7th April 2022, the World Health Organization celebrated World Health Day. The theme changes every year to highlight a new public health issue, and this year’s theme was “Our Planet, our Health” to raise awareness of the ways in which climate change and health are closely interlinked. This WHO campaign is in line with the One Health approach, which is also emphasized by the European Commission.
The World Health Organisation’s Executive Board is meeting for the 150th time from 24th-29th January, and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases will be prominent on the agenda as several initiatives will be discussed.