Achieving 'Good Health and Well-being' for all is the third Sustainable Development Goal. Health, however, is a transdisciplinary issue and goes beyond just 'medicine'.
Within IAP, activities relating to improving global health are dealt with primarily by IAP for Health - a network of the world's national medical academies and academies of science and engineering with medical sections. Currently there are 78 members. The goals of the IAP for Health are: to strengthen the capacity of academies to provide evidence based advice to governments on health and science policy; to support the creation of projects by member academies to strengthen health research and higher education in their countries; and to issue consensus statements on matters of importance to global health.
Principle thematic areas being dealt with by IAP for Health include: One Health and Planetary Health; Urban Health; Social Determinants of Health; Exploring Traditional Medicine; Education of Health Professionals, especially through leadership training and the Young Physician Leadership (YPL) programme; and Health Science Education.
Below is a list of relevant meetings, projects, press releases, programs, articles, statements, reports, forums etc. related to health. This listing does not contain all IAP website content; items are selected for inclusion based on – how recently they have been posted and - their popularity among site visitors.
PostedDecember 6, 2017
Deadline 15 April 2014
PostedFebruary 27, 2014
PostedAugust 26, 2015
PostedOctober 16, 2014
UpdatedJuly 2, 2015
Statement by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech – the German Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities from 15 October 2014 on the Ebola virus epidemic.