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    16th EPHC
    Type of settings
    Category of capacity building activity
    PHIRI Activity
    Activity schedule
    Fixed date(s)
    Activity local date
    Date on a monthly basis
    GEO coverage
    Available in other languages
    Target audience
    Junior specialists;
    Public Health Sector;
    Public Health Professionals;
    Health Professionals;
    Public Health Authorities;

    Over the next decade we will all make choices which will determine the future of our advanced technological society. The COVID-19 and monkeypox pandemics, through which the world is now living, are as graphic an example as could be desired of the instability of our model of life, and the need for action on One Health. In Europe, we have paid a high price for our belief that we were safe from infection, that we could dismantle our public health systems, and get away with it. Other countries to whom COVID-19 spread from Europe have suffered more, and paid even higher prices.
    We have now run out of road on climate emergency. 2021 was the warmest year on record, and 2022 and 2023 are likely to beat that record. The global climate is changing rapidly. Building a future, any kind of future, for us and for our children, demands a new attention to sustainability. It’s tempting to despair, to give up. Let’s not.
    This conference hopes to open up part of this discussion, with a focus on health, and health care. We will look specifically at gender and health, at health care delivery generally, the use of digital tools, and the necessary staffing and skills to provide good care. We will, in line with the overall  conference theme, look in depth at the climate emergency, and very specifically at the human food supply. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine poses serious risks to global food security that will require a range of responses from governments and international organizations. The unfolding crisis in Ukraine will push up already-high food price inflation, and have serious consequences for low-income net-food importing countries, many of which have seen an increase in malnourishment rates over the past few years in the face of pandemic disruptions. The Ukraine conflict not only exposes the evil of the current Russian government, but also our failure to create a resilient sustainable global food supply. We can do better, and we have to do better.
    The 16th EPH Conference is held at the Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) in Dublin.

    Determinants of health » Individual characteristics and behaviours » Behaviours » Food consumption;
    Determinants of health » Physical and social environment » Physical environment;
    Leading organizer
    European Public Health Association

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    Updated on 09 January 2023