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Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development

Conferències de Salut Global

dilluns, 18 de març de 2013

Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development

En el marc de l'aliança ACCIS-GLOBAL, (CRESIB, CREAL, IS-Global) i dins del programa conjunt de recerca i transferència, hem iniciat una sèrie de Conferències de Salut Global amb l'objectiu d'apropar els estudiosos més importants del món en matèria de salut mundial a Barcelona, per compartir les seves investigacions amb la comunitat ACCIS-Global i altres investigadors.

La primera de les quatre Conferències de Salut Global, prevista per aquest any tindrà lloc el dia 20 de març a l'Auditori del PRBB, a les 12.00h i serà impartida pel Prof. Neil Pearce, director del "Center for Global Non-communicable Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London – UK", que parlarà sobre " Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development ".

Tots esteu convidats a unir-vos a nosaltres i esperem que gaudiu d'aquestes conferències!

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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