20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion,
11-15 July 2010,
Health Promotion Switzerland serves as Co-Chair of the Organising Committee
The aim is to reach beyond the public health and health promotion sector and to provide a great opportunity to facilitate and advance the work for health promotion and disease prevention in the context of sustainable development.
In a globalised world, the dynamics of modernization and urbanization pose major challenges for ecological sustainability and equitable, sustainable health development. Competition for resources and environmental threats erode social solidarity and exacerbate existing social inequalities, within and across countries.
Sustainable improvement of health and well being in this context requires strengthened and expanded partnerships that go beyond the health sector, skilled advocacy, and evidence-based and ethically sound practice and policy. The Conference will examine ways to achieve healthy people and healthy environments.
The conference will examine the problems of the following issues and possible solutions:
· Sustainable environment and health
- What are the interlinkages between urbanization, environmental degradation, environmental justice and health development?
· Equitable and sustainable health development
- Can equity and sustainable development be achieved through health promotion action on societal determinants?
· Participatory governance
- What local and global partnerships do we need to strengthen health and sustainable development?
Interview with Sir Michael Marmot
Interview with Professor Sir Michael Marmot,
MRC Research Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London.
The interview has been led by Thomas Mattig, Health Promotion Switzerland.
, WHO report to which Sir Michael Marmot refers in the interview (PDF, 7.29 MB)
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