A new Global Network for Health in All Policies (GNHiAP) is an initiative launched by five governments - Sudan, Finland, Thailand, State of South Australia and the Province of Quebec. They will work jointly to strengthen and institutionalize the HiAP approach and facilitate its implementation. The Network will help countries to achieve health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets and move towards Universal Health Coverage. 
A launch event hosted by Sudan, Thailand and Finland took place on 24 May 2017 at The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland.

For the GNHiAP mission statement click here .


The South Australian government jointly with WHO organized the International Health in All Policies Conference - Progressing the Sustainable Development Goals, in Adelaide on 30-31 March 2017. A key outcome was the statement "Health in All Policies: Governance, Partnerships and the Sustainable Development Agenda, Adelaide Statement II on Health in All Policies 2017."

The statement stresses that:

  • Health is a political choice, and as such any political, economic, social and ecological decision has health and equity impacts. Mayors play a critical role in agenda 2030 and health.
  • The SDGs are indivisible and universal and should not be addressed in silos but rather through taking into consideration their interconnectedness.
  • The transformative strategies for implementing the SDGs require joint action and policy coherence through the various levels of the government. Thus health literacy is critical to good governance.


Dear colleagues,
The winter school on Health in All Policies: Making it Work in Practice at Durham University will be held from 30th January to 1st February 2017. The course is designed for senior policy makers and practitioners (national and global) and the programme is multi­disciplinary.
Apllications are currently opened, for registration, please click here



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Washington DC, US18/06/2018 00:00


Links to SDH HQ and Regional​ Offices webpages:

HiAP trainers e-platform contact:


Action SDG Website