The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new health and housing guidelines to provide recommendations to reduce the health burden due to unsafe and substandard housing.
The WHO said that improved housing conditions can save lives, prevent disease, increase quality of life, reduce poverty, and help mitigate climate change.
The guidelines, which you can access here, aim to inform housing policies and regulations at the national, regional and local level.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has made a range of contributions on the issue of health impacts of housing. These include