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Webinar Dynamics in School Health Promotion – 25 May 2021 14.00 CEST

Webinar Dynamics in School Health Promotion – 25 May 2021 14.00 CEST

Implementing the Health Promoting School (HPS) approach and creating change in the whole school system can be challenging, since schools are dynamic organisations. Each school operates in its own specific context and health promoting interventions should fit to that unique context. Consequently, this indicates a variety of choices when implementing the HPS approach, flexibility is thus needed. This webinar focuses on these dynamics in school health promotion.

Speakers are Dr. Nina Bartelink, Dr. Kathelijne Bessems, Prof. Stef Kremers of Maastricht University. They will address the following questions:

  1. How can you deal with studying the dynamics in school health promotion?
  2. How do countries in the European region deal with the dynamics in school health promotion?
  3. How does this work contribute to the future of school health promotion (research)?

This webinar is organised by the Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation (SHE), the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education and Maastricht University.

The webinar will take place on 25 May 2021 from 14.00 – 15.00 CEST.

Join the webinar. This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.

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11 May 2021 – School Health Promotion in Latin America: Lessons Learned

11 May 2021 – School Health Promotion in Latin America: Lessons Learned

On 11 May 2021, 17.00 – 18.00 CEST, 11.00 – 12.00 AST, the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education, the University of Puerto Rico, the Universidad Industrial de Santander, and FLACSO Argentina will organise the webinar: School Health Promotion in Latin America: Lessons Learned. The webinar will be held in Spanish.

During this webinar the speakers will reflect on the lessons learned in the past 35 years with regard to health promotion in schools in Latin America. The speakers are Blanca Patricia Mantilla Uribe from the Institute Proinapsa of the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia and Karina Cimmino of FLACSO Argentina. They will explore the following questions:

  1. What has been the contribution of School Health Promotion in promoting development and equity in health for children and adolescents in Latin America?
  2. What have been the advances, the distinctive/potential components and the contribution of the networks on school health promotion in Latin America?
  3. What political paths, programmatic actions and other opportunities should shape the future agenda of the Latin American School Health Promotion Movement?

To participate: Zoom link.

This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel

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Webinar – Exploring Global Inequalities in Adolescent Health and Healthcare

Webinar – Exploring Global Inequalities in Adolescent Health and Healthcare

On 25 March 2021 from 13.00 – 14.00 CET, the interactive webinar “Exploring Global Inequalities in Adolescent Health and Healthcare” will take place. The webinar is organised by the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education as part of the International Adolescent Health Week, in collaboration with the International Association for Adolescent Health, the EUPHA section on Child and Adolescent Public Health. The webinar will be held in English.

Our world is home to the largest generation of adolescents ever. Our future global success and prosperity depends on their sustained health and wellbeing. And yet the amount of investment in adolescent health is traditionally very low. This forms the backdrop to a range of health inequalities, and yet the adolescent population has arguably had the least attention of all age groups on this topic. For many disadvantaged, deprived and discriminated youth, health system accessibility and utilization are substantially and unacceptably lower compared to the general population. To increase health system accessibility and utilization in underserved communities, barriers must be removed. In this webinar, examples of underserved communities are presented, as well as possible solutions to make global health systems available, acceptable and affordable for every adolescent.

The webinar will start with an introduction from Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology, University College London; Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity. The experts Professor Susan Sawyer, president International Association for Adolescent Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia and Associated professor Danielle Jansen, immediate past president EUPHA Section on Child and Adolescent Public Health, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands, will then address the following questions:

  1. What do we know about global inequalities in adolescent health outcomes?
  2. Which health service barriers linked to health inequalities do adolescents experience in Europe?
  3. How can we use this knowledge to redesign healthcare systems to minimise adolescent health inequalities?

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International Adolescent Health Week

International Adolescent Health Week

International Adolescent Health Week, celebrated the 3rd full week in March yearly, is a grass-roots initiative for young people, their health care providers, their teachers, their parents, their advocates and their communities to come together and celebrate young people and with an ultimate goal of working collectively towards improving the health and well-being of the over 1 billion adolescents across the globe today.

The Mission of International Adolescent Health Week is to inspire adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood.​ It is based on the idea that small actions by many people working together create big changes.

Lime green is the official colour of International Adolescent Health Week.

International Adolescent Health Week is supported by members of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine and the International Association of Adolescent Health.

The UNESCO Chair supports and participates in the International Adolescent Health Week, with the organisation of two events

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Webinar: Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools

Webinar: Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools

WHO and UNESCO organise a webinar on Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools on 16 February 2021 from 14.00 – 16.00 CET / 13:00 – 15:00 UTC .

The key objectives of the webinar are:

  • Provide an outline about the initiative
  • Present an overview on the two documents: “Global standards and indicators”, and the “Implementation guidance” and their complementarity
  • Present the progress done so far by Botswana as an early adopter country

To join the webinar, register at https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gsfN-yakSg2nMSAOmiceYw

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School Health in Latin America: Intersectoral NCD Prevention and Management

School Health in Latin America: Intersectoral NCD Prevention and Management

On the 14th and 15th of December NCD Child, in partnership with the Healthy Latin America Coalition (CLAS) and the American Heart Association organize two days of dialogue around the theme: School Health in Latin America: Intersectoral NCD Prevention and ManagementThe webinar will be held in English.

The online meeting will focus on strengthening partnerships in the health and education sectors and promoting a school-wide approach to preventing and managing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. There will also be a particular focus on the adoption of school health strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the 14th of December from 11:00 AM – 12:40 PM EST, Dr. Sonja Caffe -Regional Adolescent Health Advisor, Pan American Health Organization will present: Advocating for the prevention of NCDs through a whole-school approach.

On the 15th of December from 11:00 AM – 12:40 PM EST, Pr. Didier Jourdan, Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education in France will introduce: Education and health in schools during the pandemic: what have we learned from the field about the successes and challenges?

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Webinar: Health, literacy and education in Persian speaking countries

Webinar: Health, literacy and education in Persian speaking countries

On 3 December 2020, 8.30-10.00 CET, 11.00-12.30 Iran, 12.00-13.30 AFT, 12.30-14.00 TJT the webinar “Health, literacy and education in Persian speaking countries: achievements, challenges and the link” will take place. It is the first webinar in Persian in the Global Health & Education webinar series.

Do we really acknowledge the health-education co-evolution in health promotion research, policy and practice?

Speakers from Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan will present a brief explanation of the importance of knowledge exchange and production within networks of different languages for the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education. As well as the value of exchange of knowledge and experience among neighbouring countries. Furthermore, the speakers will share with the audience the current state of health and education in the 3 Persian speaking countries, the challenges and achievements and their perspectives about the way forward to achieve the joint goals of “health for all” and “education for all” through the “education for health and health for education” strategy.

The webinar will opened by:

  • Alireza Zali, Vice-chancellor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Mojtaba Zeinivand, Deputy Minister of Education, Iran
  • Didier Jourdan, UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education, France

Speakers are:

  • Nastaran Keshavarz Mohammadi, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Co-chair of the Scientific and Ethical committee, UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education
  • Abdul Jalal, M.A International Public Policy, M.A International Relations, External-Policy and Partnership Consultant, Aga Khan Cultural Services-Afghanistan
  • Nazira Sodatsayrova, Secondary School Teacher Educator, Tajikistan

They will address the following questions:

  1. What is the current status of health and education in the 3 countries?
  2. What is the local evidence for the link between health and education?
  3. What are the challenges in acknowledging the health-education co-evolution in health promotion research, policy and practice?

To participate: Zoom link

This webinar will also be broadcasted live on our YouTube channel

More information: bit.ly/webinar3DEC

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Webinar 18 November: Neoliberal globalization and migrant children’s right to health in Latin America

Webinar 18 November: Neoliberal globalization and migrant children’s right to health in Latin America

On 18 November 2020, 16.30 – 17.30 CET, 11.30 – 12.30 AST the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education and the  University of Puerto Rico will organise the webinar: Neoliberal globalization and migrant children’s right to health in Latin America. The webinar will be held in Spanish.

Speakers from Puerto Rico and El Salvador will present a brief analysis of how globalization, through neoliberal policies, has worsened the living conditions of Latin American children, expelling them massively from their territories in search of survival strategies. Furthermore, the speakers will share with the audience the current state of migrant children in the region and the challenges that arise in the countries of origin, transit and destination to guarantee the right to health of this population.

During this webinar the experts will answer these questions :

  1. How has neoliberal globalization exacerbated migration processes in the Latin American region, particularly among women and children? (Dr. M. Rivera, Puerto Rico)
  2. What is the status of migrant children in the region? (Dr. M. Rivera, Puerto Rico and Dr. A. Hernández, El Salvador).
  3. What challenges do migrant children in the region face in terms of the right to health? (Dr. A. Hernández, El Salvador)

To participate: Zoom link.

This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel

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Videos and resources webinar “The COVID-19 pandemic: better aligning education and health” now available!

Videos and resources webinar “The COVID-19 pandemic: better aligning education and health” now available!

Many of you participated in the webinar “The COVID-19 pandemic: better aligning education and health” on Monday 13 July 2020. We would like to thank the guest speakers and all the participants for their excellent contributions. The videos and all the resources are now available on the dedicated web page.

This webinar was an opportunity to discuss the challenges and conditions necessary to better align education and health in the perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of a global survey on the reopening of schools, as well as the EI Guidance on Reopening Schools and Educational Institutions were presented. The following three questions were answered:

  • What have we learned from the field about the successes and challenges of re-opening schools? by Nicola Gray, on behalf of UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education and International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH)
  • How is Covid-19 affecting or changing education? by Sean Slade, Senior Director of Global Outreach ASCD
  • What is the perspective of the teacher’s profession on the pandemic? by Antonia Wulff, COVID 19 Policy Co-ordinator Education International (EI)

Looking forward to see you at the next Global Health & Education webinar! Learn more about the webinar series.

 

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Webinar “Health Promotion Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic” on 22 June 2020

Webinar “Health Promotion Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic” on 22 June 2020

Join our interactive webinar “Health Promotion Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic” on Monday, 22 June 2020 from 18:00 to 19.00 (CEST). This webinar will be an opportunity to discuss with Prof. Stephan Van den Broucke the way health promotion can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ask him your questions during our live webinar.

The purpose of this webinar is to highlight the contribution of health promotion to the COVID-19 pandemic by answering the following three questions:

  • What can health promotion contribute in terms of management of the pandemic?
  • Fake news, understanding complex issues, health knowledge: how to develop the capacity of each individual to take charge of their own health?
  • There will probably be several waves of COVID-19 outbreaks or other pandemics. What are the health promotion recommendations for a sustainable response to the pandemic and for the future?

More information.

Link to join the webinar. 

The webinar will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. No registration is required to participate in the webinar. 500 places will be available.
This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.

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