Publications: Protection of the Human Environment

jpm2015coverProgress on sanitation and drinking water: 2015 update and MDG assessment
[pdf, 5.46 MB]

2015 marks the end of the Millennium Development Goal period, and while the global target for drinking-water was met five years ahead of schedule, the target for sanitation was missed by nearly 700 million people.


phe-2012-13This report presents the work of WHO in managing environmental determinants of human health in the African Region over the period 2012-2013. It highlights WHO’s progress in strengthening the policy framework and the strategic agenda during the biennium. This report is intended to present to governments, partners and the general public, WHO’s progress and achievements in the area of health and environment.

icon Public Health and Environment in the African Region: Report on the work of WHO, 2012-2013

chem-ph-concernChemicals of public health concern in the African Region and their management: Regional Assessment Report (pdf 2.37MB) 

This report presents the outcome of a regionwide, comprehensive assessment of chemicals and their management in the WHO African Region. It describes the main chemicals of public health importance and their health impacts and management processes at the country level.


cont-chall-changeicon Second Synthesis Report
Continental challenges & change: Environmental determinants of health in Africa (7.07 MB)

Continental challenges &change: environmental determinants of health in Africa: second synthesis report on the situation analysis and needs assessments for the implementation of the Libreville declaration on health and environment in Africa, January 2015 - See more at:

The intention of this second Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment (SANA) report is to establish a benchmark against which Member States and partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) can track the progress of the implementation of the Libreville Declaration in the years to come.


Evaluating health, social and environmental impacts and policy tradeoffs

Project Implementation Report August 2013

mdast-2013icon Download the MDAST project implementation report (2.33 MB)


env-det-0615iconEnvironmental determinants and management systems for human health and ecosystems integrity in Africa: Synthesis report on the evaluation of implementation of the Libreville Declaration (1.02MB)

PHE-Malaria-Vector-ControliconMalaria Vector Control:“Filling the gap between product development and effective delivery” (3.42 MB)

PHE-Adaptation-Climate-Change-Africa-Plan-Action-Health-Sector-2012-2016icon Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa Plan of Action for the Health Sector 2012-2016 [1.27 MB]

icon Adaptation au Changement Climatique en Afrique: Plan dAction pour le Secteur de la Santé 2012-2016 [1.43 MB]

PHE-African-Ministers-of-Health-and-Environment-Joint-Statement-on-Climate-Change-and-Health-enicon African Ministers of Health and Environment Joint Statement on Climate Change and Health [3.49 MB]

icon Déclaration commune des Ministres africains de la santé et de lenvironnement sur le changement clim [4.33 MB]

icon Declaração conjunta dos Ministros africanos da saúde e do ambiente sobre as alterações climáticas [4.15 MB]

PHE-Public-Health-and-Environment-in-AFRO-Report-2010-2011icon Public Health & Environment in the African Region: Report on the Work of WHO (2010-2011) (1.1 MB)

Libreville Declaration
lib_dec-smLibreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa, 2008
[ English - pdf 347.09 kB ]
[ Français - pdf 383.8 kB]
[ Português - pdf 390.63 kB ]



iconThe Roadmap to Support the Implementation of the Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa (2009-2010) (pdf 4.3 MB)


PHE-Luanda-Commitment-enicon Implementation of the Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa(2.39 MB)
Luanda Commitment, Luanda, 26 November 2010

icon Mise en oeuvre de la Déclaration de Libreville sur la Santé et l'Environnement en Afrique, Engagement de Luanda 2010 (2.8 MB)

icon Implementação da Declaração de Libreville sobre Saúde e Ambiente em África, Compromisso de Luanda 2010 (2.89 MB)


icon The Health and Environment Strategic Alliance for the Implementation of the Libreville Declaration (3.85 MB)PHE-Health-Environment-Strategic-Alliance-en
Luanda, 26 November 2010

icon Alliance Stratégique entre la Santé et l'Environnemnt pour la mise en oeuvre de la Déclaration de Libreville (4.33 MB)

icon Aliança Estratégica entre a Saúde e o Ambiente para a Implementação da Declaração de Libreville (4.13 MB)

icon Building Momentum for Implementation of the Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment [421.93 kB]
icon Advocating for national action plans for safe management of waste from health care facilities [36.75 kB]
Implementation of the Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa: Framework for health care waste management
icon SANA Guide [661.15 kB]
phe-sana_guideImplementation of the Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa Country Situation Analysis and needs Assessment for the Preparation of National Plans of Joint Action
February 2010
phe-lib-env-smicon Health Security through Healthy Environments - Interministerial Conference, Libreville, Gabon [1.4 MB]
Health Security through Healthy Environments First Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa - Libreville, Gabon
Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa, 29 August 2008

icon Environmental Health Hazard Mapping for Africa [6.32 MB]
icon Guidelines for Vector Control Needs Assessment 2003, WHO Regional Office for Africa [169.73 kB]

icon Namibia:City of Windhoek- Health Profile and Work Plan [1.61 MB]
icon Water Supply & Sanitation Sector Assessment 2000 African Region [1.41 MB]
icon Windhoek Healthy Cities: Capacity building workshop, 26 - 28 September 2006 [1.61 MB]
icon Healthy Cities Initiative in the African Region: Evaluation Manual [204.09 kB]
icon Healthy Cities Initiative: Approaches and Experience in the African Region [532.7 kB]
icon Atlas of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors of the WHO African region [1.6 MB]
icon The work of the African Network on Vector Resistance to insecticides 2000 – 2004 [214.27 kB]
icon The WHO Strategic Plan for Health and Environment in the African Region 2006-2009 [157.59 kB]
icon Report on a Situational Analysis on Social Determinants of Health & Health Inequity in Nakuru, Kenya [11.56 MB]
icon Environmental Health : A Strategy For The African Region [64.56 kB]