Setting Housing Standards to Improve Global Health
AbstractDeveloping World Health Organization international guidelines is a highly formal process. Yet the resulting guidelines, which Member States are encouraged, but not required to adopt, are a powerful way of developing rigorous policy and fostering implementation. Using the example of the housing and health guidelines, which are currently being finalised, this paper outlines the process for developing WHO guidelines. This includes: forming a Guidelines Review Group that represents all regions of the world, and ensures gender balance and technical expertise; identifying key health outcomes of interest; commissioning systematic reviews of the evidence; assessing the evidence; and formulating recommendations. The strength of each recommendation is assessed based on the quality of the evidence, along with consideration of issues such as equity, acceptability, and feasibility of the implementation of the recommendation. The proposed housing guidelines will address: cold and hot indoor temperatures, home injuries, household crowding, accessibility and access to active travel infrastructure. View Full-Text
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Howden-Chapman, P.; Roebbel, N.; Chisholm, E. Setting Housing Standards to Improve Global Health. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1542.
Howden-Chapman P, Roebbel N, Chisholm E. Setting Housing Standards to Improve Global Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(12):1542.Chicago/Turabian Style
Howden-Chapman, Philippa; Roebbel, Nathalie; Chisholm, Elinor. 2017. "Setting Housing Standards to Improve Global Health." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 12: 1542.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.