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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  • Anthony D. So, MD, MPA is Director of the Strategic Policy Program of ReAct—Action on Antibiotic Resistance and leads the Transformative Technologies and Institutions arm of the Global Health Signature Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. ReAct is a global network dedicated to meeting the challenge of antibiotic ...

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  • Dr Sophie Harman is Reader in International Politics at Queen Mary University of London and Visiting Professor at HEARD, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Sophie conducts research into global health politics and Africa and International Relations. She has published widely on these topics, most notably in her books Global Health Governance, The World ...

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  • Oyewale Tomori, President, Nigerian Academy of Science, was the pioneer Vice-Chancellor (2004-2011), at the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK), Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science and Foundation Fellow, Nigeria College of Veterinary Surgeons, He is a 2002 recipient of the Nigeria ...

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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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