Beyond COVID-19, can the world address the challenges of childhood infectious diseases and inequalities?

  Elodie Besnier

Despite massive progresses in the last decades, infectious diseases remain a major threat to young children’s life and health in low- and middle-income countries. This burden affects children unequally, with …

Learning the lessons of the past to restore the nation’s health and prevent widening health inequalities post-COVID-19

  Rita Ranmal and Tim Elwell-Sutton

A healthy population is one of any nation’s most important assets. We have known for a long time that not everyone has the same opportunity to access the things they …

The story from Italy: COVID-19 and inequity

  Anna Maria Giammarioli, Rita Maria Ferrelli, Loredana Falzano, Paola De Castro, Aldina Venerosi, Emanuela Medda, Benedetta Mattioli, PhD, Raffaella Bucciardini and Health Equity ISS (HEISS)

Italy was the first European country to be hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the rest of the world watched, staff at the Italian National Institute of Health were under …

Applying behavioural science in the battle against the coronavirus

  Mariken Leurs

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) set up a specific corona behavioural unit to provide coordinated scientific behavioural support to policymakers and government during the …

Making the case for sustainable investment in wellbeing and health equity – A practical guide

  Mariana Dyakova, Kathryn Ashton and Anna Stielke

Urgent action is needed to address the growing health, inequity, economic and environmental challenges that threaten the wellbeing of present and future generations. Current investment policies and practices are unsustainable …

The future starts early. It’s time to invest in children’s well-being

  Réka Tunyogi and Dorota Sienkiewicz

We know that early childhood interventions have a high return on investment and long-term societal advantages. Why then do we not prioritise early childhood interventions? Here we look at the …

Investment for Health and Wellbeing – a New WHO Collaborating Centre in Wales

  Professor Mark A Bellis and Mariana Dyakova

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated Public Health Wales’ Policy, Research and International Development (PRID) Directorate as a WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) on ‘Investment for Health and Wellbeing’. Over …