Health Challenges of Major Sporting Events

Major sporting events can provide a multitude of benefits to host countries, from valuable infrastructure investment to heightened tourism income, through to a sense of national pride. While direct public health benefits from these events through improved healthcare infrastructure, housing and improved transportation, mass gatherings of this scale also present an array of healthcare challenges.

The WISH Health Challenges in Major Sporting Events report will explore these key challenges, such as the risks of environmental hazards and communicable disease outbreaks and provide a framework for policymakers and healthcare systems to effectively plan for and address these issues.