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Actionables for a Healthy Recovery from COVID-19

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These ‘actionables’ are practical steps for implementing the prescriptions of the WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19. They aim at creating a healthier, fairer and greener world while investing to maintain and resuscitating the economy hit by the effects of COVID-19. Policy makers, national and local decision-makers and a wide array of other […]

These ‘actionables’ are practical steps for implementing the prescriptions of the WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19. They aim at creating a healthier, fairer and greener world while investing to maintain and resuscitating the economy hit by the effects of COVID-19.

Policy makers, national and local decision-makers and a wide array of other actors wishing to contribute to a healthy recovery can now take decisive steps by shaping the way we live, work and consume. Effects on environmental degradation and pollution and climate change will be wide ranging. WHO and partner organizations have since long been developing substantive guidance and provide support for building healthier environments for healthier populations. 

A comprehensive set of key actionables for achieving a healthier environments is provided accordingly. Their prioritization will depend upon the local context and situation. New investments and reconsideration of priorities in the context of recovery from COVID-19 present unique opportunities for shaping healthier environments and scaling up actions accordingly.

Actionables for a healthy, green recovery

1) Protect and preserve the source of human health: Nature.

Biological Diversity

Climate Change

Sanitation

 Air Pollution

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Chemicals

2) Invest in essential services, from water and sanitation to clean energy in healthcare facilities.

Water

Sanitation

Hygiene

Clean energy

Healthy, safe and resilient workplaces for all

Additional actions specific to health care facilities

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3) Ensure a quick healthy energy transition.

4) Promote healthy, sustainable food systems.

5) Build healthy, liveable cities.

City design

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Social inclusiveness and cohesion

Clean air

Access to adequate water, sanitation, hygiene, waste management and food

Housing

6) Stop using taxpayers money to fund pollution.

Cross-cutting actions

Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/07/actionables-healthy-recovery-covid-19/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=actionables-healthy-recovery-covid-19

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