Maintaining a healthy environment is central to increasing quality of life and years of healthy life. Globally, 23 per cent of all deaths and 26 per cent of deaths among children under the age of five are due to preventable environmental factors.
A healthy society is about more than just preventing injuries and reducing the death toll from disease.
The relationship between health and the economy should not be underestimated. Investment in health is essential, yet our health systems face tough and complex challenges.
A healthy culture is one that embraces the diversity of our society, and enables everyone in it to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come.