Promoting Health

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September
27
2017
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September
28
2017
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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  • Dr. John Allegrante is Professor of Health Education at Columbia University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1979 and has served as Chairman of the Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Deputy Provost, and Associate Vice President for International Affairs at Teachers College.  He holds a joint appointment in Sociomedical ...

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  • Mr Kelvin Khow has been working with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2002. He is presently Technical Officer (Tobacco Free Initiative) at the WHO Representative Office in China based in Beijing. Mr Khow will play a key role in linking WHO's tobacco control work to the development and execution of WHO's strategy for addressing the ...

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  • Dr. Luqi Huang is a molecular pharmacologist and an expert in Chinese Materia Medica. He is currently a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Vice-President and Chief Research Fellow of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Director of National Resource Center for Chinese Materia Medica, Chair of the Experts Group for the National Survey ...

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  • Professor Jian Li is the Director of Beijing Institute of Geriatrics and the Dean of National Center for Elderly Health Care of China. He also served as the Director of Key Laboratory of Geriatrics, Ministry of Health, China. He earned his Ph.D. of Biochemistry from Geneva University in Switzerland. His major research interest has mostly focused ...

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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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