1st Planetary Health Symposium, Brunel University London, 6th June 2017 (presentations)
Brunel University London's Environment and Health Theme, part of the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, hosted the UK’s 1st Symposium on Planetary Health on Tuesday June 6 2017. The Symposium brought about 180 participants to Brunel, and had, as its main aim, to introduce this new trans-disciplinary field to staff and students, as well as external visitors.
Planetary health, a term coined by the Rockefeller Foundation/Lancet Commission in 2015, recognizes that the health of humanity depends on ensuring the health and resilience of our planet. The health of the environment and the health of humans go hand in hand.
The following presentations were given at the Symposium:
Planetary Health: challenges and opportunities
Professor Sir Andrew Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Climate Change and Public Health
Professor Howard Frumkin, University of Washington School of Public Health
Addressing planetary health challenges in Africa
Professor Alex Ezeh, Director, African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Planetary Health and Pollution
Professor Juliette Legler, Theme Leader Environment Health, Brunel University London
Brunel’s new BASc programme in Global Challenges
Dr Mary Richards, Vice Dean Education, College of Business, Arts & Social Sciences, Brunel University London
You can watch a recording of the Symposium here