Healthy setting and environment


Since the Ottawa Chart development in 1986, movements of healthy settings had continued across the globe as the focus is shifted to empowering populations to take ownership of their own health and its determinants.

In 1995 when the first Ministers of Health meeting was organized by WHO, there was a unified vision coined ‘Healthy Islands’ which was defined as places where children are nurtured in body and mind, environments invite learning and leisure, people work and age with dignity; and ecological balance is a source of pride. This formed the cornerstone of work in Healthy Settings for the Pacific as each country developed strategies for the realization of the vision.

WHO's work in the South Pacific

2014 Pacific year in review

Major stories from the Pacific in 2014

Working with Pacific partners

Collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

WHO Multi-Country Cooperation Strategy for the Pacific 2013–2017 (MCCS)

Contact information

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P. O. Box 113,
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