Kick-off webinar European Public Health Week theme  – Health through the life course: Breaking down silos, Thursday 16 May 2024

Universal access to good and affordable health care is a major aspect that contributes to healthy individuals and societies. In addition, we are exposed to many (amenable) factors that impact our health – positively and negatively – along our life course. From the first crucial two years in healthy development to potential decline in functioning and health at a later age – there are many opportunities to prevent negative health outcomes and encourage positive health.

How can we encourage innovative and sustainable solutions for our health systems? How can politics drive equity in access to care and health promotion that leaves no one behind? How can we channel a ‘continuum lifespan’ approach?

Speakers from the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education, EUPHA Health Literacy Section, EUPHA Health Promotion Section and EUPHA Healthy Ageing section will address these questions.

Speakers are:

  • Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA Director
  • Didier Jourdan, Co-Chair holder UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education, University of Clermont-Auvergne, France
  • Catherine Jenkins, Vice President EUPHA Health Literacy Section, London South Bank University, United Kingdon
  • Yongjie Yon, Vice President EUPHA Health Ageing Section, WHO Regional office for Europe
  • Eric Breton, President EUPHA Health Promotion Section, EHESP French School of Public Health, France

The webinar is moderated by Goof Buijs, manager UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education.

The webinar will take place on 16 May 2024 from 10.00 – 11.30 CEST in English.

Register for the webinar today.

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Get Involved: Whether you’re an institution, a health professional, or a citizen, submit your event for the European Public Health Week. Choose from the inspiring daily sub-themes and become part of the hundreds of events taking place during the EUPHW 2024. Submissions can be made on the website: https://eupha.org/EUPHW

Daily Sub-Themes for Exploration:

  • Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through the life course
  • Access to medicines
  • The first 1000 days
  • Healthy ageing
  • 100 weeks (challenge) to the UN High-Level Summit on NCDs