Shanghai Declaration on Promoting Health

See the Shanghai Declaration on Promoting Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the link is here: http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/9gchp/shanghai-declaration.pdf?ua=1

What is new in this Declaration is the focus on “health literacy” – a term which encompasses the use of information and knowledge in healthcare, and particularly the application of health information and knowledge in education at all levels.  

A clear set of commitments is set out, including the following:

“We commit to:

  • recognize health literacy as a critical determinant of health and invest in its development;”
  • develop, implement and monitor intersectoral national and local strategies for strengthening health literacy in all populations and in all educational settings;”
  • increase citizens’ control of their own health and its determinants, through harnessing the potential of digital technology;”
  • ensure that consumer environments support healthy choices through pricing policies, transparent information and clear labelling.”
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