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Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development

Conferencias de Salud Global

lunes, 18 de marzo de 2013

Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development

En el marco de la alianza ACCIS-GLOBAL(CRESIB, CREAL, IS-Global) y englobando el programa conjunto de investigación y transferencia, hemos iniciado una seria de Conferencias de Salud Global con el objetivo de agrupar los investigadores más importantes del mundo en materia de salud global en Barcelona, para compartir sus investigaciones con la comunidad ACCIS-Global y otros investigadores.

La primera de les cuatro Conferencias de Salud Global, prevista para este año, tendrá lugar el día 20 de marzo en el Auditorio del PRBB, a las 12.00h y será impartida por el Prof. Neil Pearce, director del "Center for Global Non-communicable Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London – UK", que hablará sobre "Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development ".

Todos estáis invitados a unirnos a nosotros y esperamos que disfruten de estas conferencias!

Abstract

The increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) poses an enormous threat to populations and health systems across the globe. At the same time, the impacts of climate change are predicted to have profound public health effects and demand urgent transition to low-carbon economies. Although important synergies exist in the causes and efforts to tackle these major health threats, the synergies have received limited attention to date. The development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represents an important opportunity to integrate efforts to reduce the burden of NCDs and promote sustainable development. This talk will explore, from an epidemiological perspective, the burden and causes of the coming global epidemic and global NCDs, and how it can best be prevented. In particular, it will discuss the commonalities and synergies involved in the prevention and control of NCDs and low-carbon development.

Prof Neil Pearce

Neil Pearce is Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Director of the Centre for Global NCDs, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During 2000-2010 he was Director of the Centre for Public Health Research in the Research School of Public Health on the Massey University Wellington Campus. He works in a broad range of areas of epidemiological non-communicable diseases (NCD) research. In 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and he was President of the International Epidemiological Association during 2008-2011.


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