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OUR VISION FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING BY 2050

The highest attainable standard of health
& wellbeing for everyone

01

PEOPLE LIVE HEALTHY LIVES

02

HEALTH IS PROMOTED AND PROTECTED

03

EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO ROBUST RESILIENT & SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

04

WORKPLACES PROMOTE WELLBEING

KEY TRANSITIONS

BUSINESSES EVOLVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

  • Governments, businesses, and civil society groups collaborate to promote and enable healthier lifestyles for people from all socio-economic groups, helping to prevent and reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases.
  • Businesses re-balance and innovate product portfolios to support healthy diets and lifestyles.
  • Reliable health information, personal health management software, healthy and nutritious foods, and better fitness and sports infrastructure enable people to change their lifestyles.
  • All products are made safe and free from harmful ingredients or materials. Regulations and voluntary measures lead to the eradication of unhealthy or addictive products and services.
  • Responsible marketing promotes healthy choices, behaviors, and lifestyles. Business refrains from marketing unhealthy products, particularly to children and adolescents.

HEALTH LITERACY IS PROMOTED GLOBALLY
AND TRUST IN SCIENCE IS RESTORED

  • Governments, businesses, and civil society groups collaborate to drive education across the world on hygiene, health, mental wellbeing, scientific literacy, sexual and reproductive health and family planning.
  • Companies promote education and awareness around physical and mental health throughout their employees, supply chains and in the communities in which they operate.
  • Social media platforms address the uncontrolled dissemination of health-related misinformation.

INVESTMENT BUILDS CAPACITY TO PREVENT THE EMERGENCE AND SPREAD OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

  • Emerging technology makes health systems more proactive, allowing a greater focus on prevention, earlier diagnosis of disease, and more continuous monitoring of patient health.
  • Funding for essential health services in low- and middle-income countries is increased.
  • Health systems take action to build resilience and prepare for pandemics.
  • Governments and businesses invest in building systems for rapid development, approval, and delivery of safe and effective vaccines to tackle fast-moving pathogens.
  • Governments and businesses invest significantly in disease surveillance and the establishment of global databases.
  • Measures are taken to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

POLICY, INVESTMENT, AND INNOVATION ENSURE UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

  • Governments adopt policies and partner with businesses to provide individuals with access to essential healthcare services in their communities throughout their lives.
  • Reliable telehealth technologies and systems are scaled to help ensure universal access to care.
  • Healthcare companies develop, scale, and replicate inclusive business models that address more diseases in more countries, and explicitly include people with low incomes in their customer base.
  • Efficient health insurance systems are established to meet the needs of all patients, from national health insurance to microinsurance.
  • Healthcare companies increase research and development for communicable and non-communicable diseases associated with poverty.

HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS EMBRACE NEW TECHNOLOGIES RESPONSIBLY

  • Technologies such as synthetic biology and digital health revolutionize capacity to prevent, diagnose, and treat many diseases, enabling a step change in efficiency and outcomes.
  • As new technologies are introduced, regulators implement rules informed by a range of stakeholders to protect patients’ health, safety, and privacy.

BUSINESSES SAFEGUARD HEALTH AND WELLBEING
IN THEIR OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAINS

  • Businesses cultivate a culture of health and wellbeing in their operations and supply chains, promoting the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health for everyone.
  • All employers adopt the highest standards of occupational health and safety.
  • Companies foster mental health by promoting a healthy work-life balance, creating peer-based wellbeing networks, and conducting stress management training.
  • Businesses champion human and labor rights throughout their operations and supply chains.

THE CLIMATE AND NATURE CRISES ARE RECOGNIZED AS HEALTH CRISES

  • Stakeholders increasingly recognize the risks to human health that the climate and nature crises pose, including respiratory stress, the impacts of heat waves, the emergence of zoonotic disease, and the mental health impacts of life in a more turbulent world.
  • Businesses advocate for effective policies that promote healthy environments. They lead by example by dramatically reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and by curbing use of substances that harm health.
  • Businesses collaborate with governments to enhance the capacity of national health systems and international networks to handle health risks and shocks.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

ACTION AREAS FOR BUSINESS

2021-2030

01

Innovate and re-balance product portfolios to support healthy diets and lifestyles, while moving away from addictive and harmful offerings.

02

Influence consumer behavior towards more healthy diets and lifestyles via marketing activities, information campaigns and collaborative education platforms. Refrain from marketing harmful products.

03

Scale business models to address indoor and outdoor air pollution, particularly in highly industrialized and densely populated urban environments.

04

Implement programs that ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing for employees throughout global operations and value chains, while expanding access to basic preventive services at places of employment.

05

Support efforts to safeguard biodiversity and eradicate the conversion of wildlife habitats to prevent the future spread of zoonotic diseases.

06

Collaborate with governments and inter-governmental organizations to invest in systems that build international health system resilience to respond to pandemics and other health risks.

07

Collaborate with policymakers to establish clear standards and guidelines to uphold data privacy in the context of an evolving digital healthcare system.

08

Develop new technologies that enhance capacity to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases, with a focus on ensuring access to healthcare in low- and middle-income markets.

09

Collaborate with governments and other stakeholders to eradicate anti-microbial resistance due to the misuse of antibiotic treatments and invest in new antibiotics to ensure their continued effectiveness in treating infection.

10

Fundamentally reshape perceptions of the boundaries of the healthcare system, underlining the importance of healthy lifestyles and cross sector collaboration. Work to understand and account for the true value of health-related externalities.

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