Placing health equity at the heart of Coronavirus recovery for building a sustainable future for Wales

The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre at Public Health Wales has produced a series of animations to highlight its crucial work in addressing health inequalities in Wales.

Part of a global initiative, led jointly by the World Health Organization, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales, the World Health Equity Status Report initiative (WHESRi) places Wales at the forefront of prioritising and tackling health equity in order to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy, and in the response to, and effective recovery from, the Coronavirus pandemic.

The animations illustrate the main findings of the first report published by the team, and focus on the wider, less immediately visible, effects of the pandemic on a range of issues including:

  • Poverty, deprivation and social exclusion
  • Unemployment, education and the digital divide
  • Harmful housing and working conditions, and violence and crime

It also highlights the disproportionate impact that coronavirus has had, and is having, on specific groups such as children and young people, women, key workers and ethnic minorities. For example, young people report being worried about losing their job or not being able to find one; and the educational divide has persisted and increased, particularly for the most deprived in our society.

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