SDE Seminar Series towards
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO
The Second Seminar is planned as follows:
February 15, 2012 – PAHO/WHO
Water and Sanitation in the Latin America and the
Evidence for decision-making
“….Water and Sanitation for all, a challenge to achieve social justice, combating inequalities and poverty eradication…” Paulo Teixeira
Publication in Spanish:
Agua y saneamiento: Evidencias para políticas públicas con enfoque en derechos humanos y resultados en salud pública
PDF [72p.] at: http://bit.ly/sfDqvd
“…. In this study PAHO / WHO aims to provide evidence to facilitate sustained deliberative dialogue for the construction of a new public health agenda that promotes universal access to water and sanitation, linking public health policies and guarantees of rights….”
12:05 Water and sanitation and agenda 21 in the Latin America and the
Eng. Ana Treasure, Regional Adviser Technical Team of Water and Sanitation (ETRAS)
12:35 The deliberative dialogue as instrument of incorporation of the public policies in water and sanitation evidence-based in the national context
Dr. Evelina Chapman.
12:40 Comments Dr. Agnes Soares, Adviser in Environmental Epidemiology
Moderation Q&A Dr. Carlos Santos Burgoa, Senior Advisor, Violence, Injuries and Human Security
Elluminate link: www.paho.org/virtual/SeminariosSDE
Phone number for those without access to Elluminate:
Meeting ID 4545
SDE Seminar Series towards
"Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development.
They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature" - Principle 1 of the
The Rio Declaration of 1992 recognizes that healthy populations are central to human progress and sustainable development, and remains equally true today. However, the economic pillar has been prioritized at the expense of the social and environmental pillars of sustainable development over the last few decades, becoming itself a source of volatility and destabilization.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - UNCSD Rio+20 now offers an opportunity to re-examine the relationship between health and sustainable development. The proposed SDE Seminar series towards Rio+20 aim at contributing to this important debate by bringing different themes of relevance to sustainable development and health to inform all areas of the Pan American Organization about the themes under discussion in the Rio Conference, but also to inform public health stakeholders and other decision makers in the health sector, to better take part in the debate.
In the “Zero draft document of the Conference” [ http://bit.ly/zDNKbR ] under discussion, health is very poorly mentioned. With these debates we hope to provide an overview of some of the various and different aspects of health in the context of sustainable development.
The SDE Seminar series will happen every Wednesday from 12 to 1pm (
All Seminars will be life-streamed, and opened for participation in person at the PAHO/WHO HQ, or via Elluminate, or via telephone line.
Some of the Seminars will be in English, others in Spanish.
For those who cannot follow the seminar alive, they will be available later at
The Third Seminar is planned as follows:
February 22, 2012 – PAHO/WHO
Climate change and health in the context of
12:00 – Welcome: Dr. Agnes Soares, Regional Advisor Sustainable Development and Environmental Health PAHO/WHO
12:05 – Climate Change and Health – Dr. Carlos Corvalan (SP) PAHO/WHO
12:10 - An experience of adaptation to the climate change in
12:20 - The experience of
– Dr Pierre Gosselin (EN)
An integrated platform for the surveillance of health-related indicators for extreme meteorological events (EME) has been implemented in 2010 by public health and civil protection authorities in
12:40 – Q & A
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