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Talk: Sustainability #3

Health as an outcome of the three pillars of sustainable development
What is the link between human health and the 17 global goals in Agenda 2030 from UN? Opportunities and challenges that the sustainable development agenda presents in the context of multidisciplinary research on global health will be discussed at a seminar hosted by Social Medicine and Global Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Lund University Sustainability Forum.

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In Talk: Sustainability #3, November 13 2018, we discussed the close links between population health and sustainable development, and the potential in recognizing this. Introducing the seminar, Professor Per-Olof Östergren talked about monitoring sustainability by health indicators, and if research interventions can be evaluated by their impact on health. The seminar also discussed the importance of health inequalities in a sustainable development context. 


Per-Olof Östergren - Health as an outcome of the three pillars of sustainable development

Detailed programme

8.45–9.00: Coffee

9.00–9.05: Introduction by Anna Ekberg, Sustainability Forum at Lund University.

9.05–9.20: Presentation by Professor Per-Olof Östergren, Division of Social Medicine and Global Health: "Health as an outcome of the three pillars of sustainable development".

9.20–9.35: Speed Presentations (2 minutes each):

  • “An introduction to the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformations (SIGHT)”. Vasna Ramasar, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Human Ecology, Director of the LUMID programme and Research Associate at LUCSUS as well as a research fellow at SIGHT. 
  • "Heat, Health and Social Sustainability". Karin Lundgren Kownacki, Researcher at Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology, Department of Design Sciences, Lund University.
  • ”The Air in African Cities, a Pufendorf research theme”. Cheryl Sjöström, researcher, Department of Human Geography, Lund University.
  • "Air pollution and health in Ethiopia". Ebba Malmqvist, associate researcher, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University.
  • “Income inequality and health in Brazil”. Natalia Vincens, researcher at Social Medicine and Global Health, Medical Faculty, Lund University.
  • "SDGs Indicators and the Right to Health?" Maria Green, Visiting Professor, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

9.35–10.00: Discussions on how boundary-crossing and interdisciplinary collaborations in research at Lund University can promote global health.

10.00–10.30: Fika & informal discussions.

About the host

The aim of the Division of Social Medicine and Global Health is to be a leading center of excellence within the field of national and international public health and to promote high quality research, education, and applied knowledge. The primary areas of research are sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal and child health, youth health, social capital, health policy, marginalized populations, mental health, violence, substance abuse, risk factors for chronic disease, and environmental stress.

The Division collaborates with a number of national and international research teams, institutions, and organizations, including NGOs in low- and middle income countries. The Division also conducts external education programmes on commission. A key focus is to utilize accumulated knowledge to provide expertise for interventions, both nationally and internationally, in order to improve health and health systems.

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