Promoting a just, social context for health—one that shapes relationships, ethics, and values within the household, community, environment, and culture—is essential for healthy individuals and a strong society.
People are leading lives on the move—whether they seek urban lifestyles and new opportunities, or are displaced from conflict or natural disaster—resulting in uncharted health and policy complexities for the 21st century.
Addressing the health dimensions of the world’s rapidly expanding adolescent population, and its future global impact, will require new thinking in education, the workforce, design and technology, religion and society, and the media.
Health effects from climate and environmental change pose a critical threat to the global health gains of the past few decades and will have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable members of society.
The way a society organizes and collectively manages its affairs shapes health and disease patterns for everyone in the world, creating challenges—and opportunities for responsible health governance beyond traditional borders.