Events

Sunday 15 October 2017, 10:00 - 11:30

WHS 2017: Healthy and Resilient Cities

Two transformative agendas come together at the city level - the new urban agenda and implementation of the sustainable development goals. Many global health actors have recognized that cities play an increasingly important role in ensuring health and well-being and responding to chronic stresses and acute shocks. A central question is how we can best achieve urban resilience, so that individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city are motivated to survive, adapt, and grow.

Chair:
Prof. Dr. Ilona Kickbusch
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies | Global Health Center | Director | Switzerland


Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck
Ministry of Health | Minister | Senegal
Prof. Dr. Ali Jafarian
Tehran University of Medical Sciences | Chancellor | Iran
Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab
World Health Organization (WHO) | WHO Regional Office for Europe | Regional Director for Europe | Denmark
Michel Sidibé
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) | Executive Director | Switzerland

Hosted by: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), M8 Alliance, Monash University and The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

This panel discussion is part of the World Health Summit 2017. For more information, visit the event website.