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The 13th European Congress on Global Health (ECTMIH2023) – UNESCO Chair speaking

20 November 2023 @ 8:00 am 23 November 2023 @ 5:00 pm CET

ECTMIH 2023 focus: Shaping the future of equitable and sustainable planetary health.

Our planet and its climate are changing as a result of human actions.

Planetary health reflects the interconnectedness of human health and climate change in a rapidly changing environment and is the over-arching theme and common thread running through the ECTMIH 2023 programme.

Our aim at ECTMIH 2023 is to accelerate the understanding, appreciation, and connections between tropical medicine, global health, and the urgent field of planetary health. We will build on global health traditions to emphasize the importance of health equity and universal health coverage to ensure that all populations – and especially those in low(er) resource settings – have optimal chances of health and wellbeing.

Crosscutting themes supporting this central planetary health focus will include prevention, diagnostic innovation, treatment and care; public and community health; Universal Health Coverage and health equity; health policy and the role of social sciences in global health research.

With this in mind, ECTMIH 2023 will:

  • act as a catalyst in the transition and change we need to achieve equitable, just, and sustainable societies
  • encourage the active participation of researchers from low and middle income countries, global thinkers, policy and decision makers
  • stimulate debate on the role of cooperation agencies and of scientific institutes in all areas of global health

UNESCO Chair session

On Wednesday 22 November from 17.15 until 18.45 the UNESO Chair and partners will organise the session: “Intersectoral working among education and health: from words into actions”.

The Covid pandemic has highlighted the importance of intersectoral working between health and education sectors – yet they still have their own objectives and speak their own language.

During this session we will look at the importance of intersectoral working between health and education and especially how this can be put into practice. We will share good examples of intersectoral working in school and community settings and on implementation in a co-creative way contributing to social change. Participants are invited to share their experiences. By the end of this session participants will have practical ideas to improve intersectoral collaboration in their own work.

UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education

Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Vredenburgkade 11
Utrecht, 3511WC Netherlands
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