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WHO’s New Commission on Social Connection

Why is it in the news?

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new commission on social connection for the years 2024-2026.

More about the news

  • The commission’s goals include addressing loneliness as a significant health threat, prioritizing social connection, and scaling up solutions in countries of all income levels.
  • It aims to study how connections enhance community well-being, foster economic progress, support social development, and encourage innovation.
  • Loneliness and isolation have widespread effects on the health and well-being of people of all age groups worldwide. Approximately one in four older people experience social isolation, and similar rates are observed in all regions.
  • Loneliness has serious, under-recognized impacts on health and lifespan.
  • Social disconnection can lead to poorer economic and educational outcomes, affecting job satisfaction and performance.
  • Investments in social connection are crucial for building productive, resilient, and stable economies that promote the well-being of current and future generations. These investments should be supported through national policies and psychological interventions aimed at reducing social isolation.

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