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Environmental Health and Health Promotion

Environmental health and health promotion are essential fields in global health today, given the close relations between the environment and health. This division studies the impact of environments (especially urban settings) on health, but also the interrelations between animals and human health, - known as One health.

Health impact assessments for the public sector, promotion of health at a local level, studies of health implications of urban metabolism, like urban agriculture, and analysis of risk factors in urban environments, are the main fields of activity. Through participation in the WHO Healthy Cities project, the team works with numerous local governments to address the social, economic and environmental determinants of health in cities.