ISPAH and WHO Webinar: "Youth guidelines – How can we get young people more active?"

On Thursday May 6th, the International Society For Physical Activity And Health (ISPAH) organized a webinar together with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on how to get young people more active. 
 
In his introductory speech, Jasper Schipperijn, ISPAH President, highlighted how physical activity levels have declined during the COVID pandemic and are currently much below the WHO recommendations, especially for young people.

WHO Europe organises a three-day Urban design for Health workshop

On 14th-16th April 2021, the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe organized a three-day workshop on urban design for health, during which several stakeholders discussed how urban design could promote healthy lifestyles and encourage individuals to be more physically active.
 
In her introductory speech, Dr Nino Berdzuli, WHO Europe’s Director of the Country Health Programmes Division, explained that the aim of the workshop was to inspire and incentivize better urban design which promo

Health inequities central theme of World Health Day 2021

Every year on April 7th, the World Health Organization celebrates World Health Day. This year, the focus was on health inequities and building a fairer, healthier world for everyone. 
 
COVID-19 has affected people worldwide in very different ways and has highlighted growing health inequities.