Promoting Health

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September
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September
28
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December 14, 2017 AT 09:03 AM
Beijing, China
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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
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  • Rajae El Aouad is Professor of Immunology (School of Medicine and Pharmacy in Rabat) leaving in August 31, 2016 for the private sector as Director of Clinical Laboratory. She is Resident Member of the Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology (HIIAST) and a Member of the Steering Committee of the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES). ...

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  • In addition to a BSc (University of Toronto) and a Masters Degree in Education (University of Western Ontario), Dr. Turnbull received his Doctorate in Medicine at Queen's University and later achieved specialty certification in Internal Medicine through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1982.  Dr. Turnbull has been ...

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  • Academician Padilla is Professor of Pediatrics and Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Manila, the health sciences campus of the University of the Philippines. Dr. Padilla is a pioneer in genetics in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region. In the Philippines, she is responsible for setting up the clinical genetic services at the ...

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At-a-Glance

Global leaders in healthcare and medicine met in Beijing, China, on 27-28 September 2017 to tackle a pressing question: How do we promote and maintain good health and well-being for a growing global population?

Hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health) Conference 2016 convened global experts in medical research, medical practice and healthcare systems who discussed best practices, new concepts and the future of healthcare worldwide.

In 2015, world leaders agreed on a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, Goal 3 calls for world leaders to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” But improving health and healthcare systems is fundamental to achieving many of the other goals, too. SDG#2, for example, aims for food security and adequate nutrition, while SDG#6 calls for universal access to clean water and sanitation.

Global population currently stands at 7.4 billion, with another 80 million births projected each year. In addition, advances in medical sciences mean that more and more people are living longer – adding stress to many nations’ healthcare systems. Amid these massive challenges, how do we ensure that low- and middle-income countries aren't left behind as we work to guarantee good health and well-being for everyone at all ages?

To answer these questions, the IAP for Health conference focused on such topics as:

  • the social determinants of health;
  • reducing risks across the lifespan;
  • communicable diseases, including the prevention, detection and response to threats of emerging infectious diseases and pandemics;
  • the role of traditional medicine; and
  • new models for promoting health, for example in the urban environment.
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