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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.


The seminar will discuss the close links between population health and sustainable development, and the potential in recognizing this. Introducing the seminar, Professor Per-Olof Östergren will talk about monitoring sustainability by health indicators, and if research interventions can be evaluated by their impact on health. The seminar will also discuss the importance of health inequalities in a sustainable development context. 


Wednesday 21 November 2018, 8.45–10.30.
The seminar will take place between 9.00 and 10.00, followed by informal discussions and fika until 10.30.


Belfragesalen, Biomedicinskt centrum (BMC), Klinikgatan 32, D 15, Lund

A map showing where Belfragesalen is situated


Link to web registration

Please register before 16 November 2018. The main target group for the seminar is researchers at Lund University but we also welcome students and other interested.

The participation is for free, but if you have registered but are forced to cancel your participation, please send us an e-mail: nina [dot] nordh [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

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

9.20–9.30: Speed Presentations by five researchers from Lund University*

9.30–10.00: Discussions on how boundary-crossing and interdisciplinary collaborations in research at Lund University can promote global health

10.00–10.30: Fika & informal discussions

If you are interested in presenting your own research connected to sustainability and health in 2 minutes, please contact Benedict Oppong Asamoah at Social Medicine and Global Health as soon as possible. There will be room for maximum five researchers in this short presentation.

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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SDGTalk: Sustainability

Lund University Sustainability Forum welcomes you to Talk: Sustainability – a seminar series addressing future challenges connected to the global goals for sustainable development. In collaboration with different hosts around the university our aim is to support exchange within the university and stimulating active collaboration to solve societal challenges. For questions, please contact the Lund University Sustainability Forum.

Lunds universitets hållbarhetsforum
Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund

contact [at] sustainability [dot] lu [dot] se