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Urban Health discussed in Coimbra

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The 2017 International Conference on Urban Health currently being staged in Coimbra has gathered more than 600 stakeholders from 65 countries to advance understanding of actions needed to create equitable, healthier cities for sustainable development.

By 2050, an estimated 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, with more than 90 percent of urban population growth in low/middle income countries. Cities, the engines of economic and social development, must be at the forefront of tackling critical global health and development issues.
Organised by the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH), the University of Coimbra and Elsevier, the conference offers an interdisciplinary programme, where experts from urban planning, architecture, transportation, housing, environmental health, public health, and health care delivery will share solutions with policymakers and practitioners from high, middle and low- income settings.
Conference speakers include representatives from the World Health Organisation, UN-Habitat, the European Commission and many global programmes and research establishments.
ISUH is the only global organisation focusing exclusively on urban health and committed to advancing the generation, exchange, and application of high quality evidence and experience in urban health by bringing together academics, policymakers, implementers, and community leaders to attain health equity in urban settings worldwide. Global conference partners are the International Council for Science (ICSU) and Inter Academy Partnership-Health.

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Edition 1445
14 October 2017
Edition: 1445

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