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
Speakers
  • 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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  • Amirhossein Takian (MD PhD FHEA) is Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Global Health & Public Policy, School of Public Health- Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He is also Deputy Acting Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, I. R. Iran, where he is in charge of overseeing ...

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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. Hamburg is an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine. She is the former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, having stepped down last year after almost six years of service.  In 1991, Dr. Hamburg was named Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health. During her six-year tenure there, ...

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  • Edsel Maurice T. Salvana, MD, DTM&H, FPCP, FIDSA received his medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 2001. He trained in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and did his fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University in ...

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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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