Part of a global initiative, led jointly by the World Health Organization, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales, the Welsh Health Equity Status Report initiative (WHESRi) places Wales at the forefront of prioritising health equity in order to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy, and in the response to, and effective recovery from, the Coronavirus pandemic.  

The animations illustrate the main findings of the first report published by the team, ‘Placing health equity at the heart of the COVID-19 sustainable response and recovery: Building prosperous lives for all in Wales’  and focus on the wider, less immediately visible effects of the pandemic on a range of issues including:  

  • Poverty, deprivation and social exclusion 
  • Unemployment, education and the digital divide  
  • Harmful housing and working conditions, and violence and crime 

It also highlights the disproportionate impact that coronavirus has had, and is having, on specific groups such as children and young people, women, key workers and ethnic minorities.