Commission On Social Connection : WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a Commission on Social Connection, co-chaired by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and African Union Youth Envoy Chido Mpemba.
- Commission on Social Connection (2024–2026) is a 3-year initiative to address loneliness as a global health threat. The Commission consists of 11 policy-makers and advocates.
- It aims to analyse the role of social connection in health, well-being, economic progress, social development, and innovation.
- The Commission seeks to define a global agenda on social connection, raise awareness, and collaborate on evidence-based solutions, with a focus on the impact of loneliness across various age groups and income levels.