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Symposia
Canada and Global Public Health: Moving from strategy to action
June 12, 2018
8:30 AM

Presented by  The Gairdner Foundation & Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

The Conference
Canada’s commitment to global public health policy reform, program implementation and ongoing  preparedness has been heralded by public and political dignitaries from around the world.

Canada’s success in hosting the 2016 replenishment conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and increased pledge to the fund demonstrated Canada’s commitment to contribute to global public health.

However, there remain many critical unmet needs, particularly with respect to translating promising strategies and interventions into better health outcomes and improved equity.

The Canada and Global Public Health: Moving from Strategy to Action conference, hosted by the University of Manitoba, will be a forum for identifying promising strategies through which Canada can contribute to addressing these needs. Key topics for the conference include:

  • Identifying key challenges in global public health and emerging strategies and opportunities for addressing them;
  • Reviewing areas of Canadian excellence for improving global public health; and
  • Developing concrete strategies for mobilizing and coordinating Canada’s efforts in global public health to enhance their impact.

The conference will bring together leaders in global public health from across Canada and internationally to present and discuss key issues in global public health and identify ways in which Canada take can move from strategy to action.

The conference will focus on four main themes:

A. Current challenges and opportunities in global public health
B. Canada’s role and contributions in global public health
C. Canada’s future role in global health
D. Moving from strategy to action




Event Information

june, 2018

june, 2018

201812jun - 13jun 128:30 amjun 13Canada and Global Public Health: Moving from strategy to action8:30 am - 3:00 pm (13) Frederic Gaspard Theatre, 745 Bannatyne AvenueEvent Type:SymposiaEvent Audience:Biomedical Scientists,Government,Public,Students

Event Details

Presented by  The Gairdner Foundation & Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

The Conference
Canada’s commitment to global public health policy reform, program implementation and ongoing  preparedness has been heralded by public and political dignitaries from around the world.

Canada’s success in hosting the 2016 replenishment conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and increased pledge to the fund demonstrated Canada’s commitment to contribute to global public health.

However, there remain many critical unmet needs, particularly with respect to translating promising strategies and interventions into better health outcomes and improved equity.

The Canada and Global Public Health: Moving from Strategy to Action conference, hosted by the University of Manitoba, will be a forum for identifying promising strategies through which Canada can contribute to addressing these needs. Key topics for the conference include:

  • Identifying key challenges in global public health and emerging strategies and opportunities for addressing them;
  • Reviewing areas of Canadian excellence for improving global public health; and
  • Developing concrete strategies for mobilizing and coordinating Canada’s efforts in global public health to enhance their impact.

The conference will bring together leaders in global public health from across Canada and internationally to present and discuss key issues in global public health and identify ways in which Canada take can move from strategy to action.

The conference will focus on four main themes:

A. Current challenges and opportunities in global public health
B. Canada’s role and contributions in global public health
C. Canada’s future role in global health
D. Moving from strategy to action

Time

12 (Tuesday) 8:30 am - 13 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm

Location

Frederic Gaspard Theatre

745 Bannatyne Avenue

Organizer

Rady Faculty of Health SciencesStacie.Ross@umanitoba.ca

Speakers for this event

  • Dr. Cesar Victora

    Dr. Cesar Victora

    Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

    The work: Dr. Victora’s career has focused on the factors affecting maternal and child health in low- and middle income countries. He has concentrated in the three main areas of child health and nutrition, health program monitoring and evaluation, and health equity. Returning to Brazil after his doctorate, he helped set up one of the longest running birth cohort studies in the world, the 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort, in which 6,000 individuals are being followed up to the present time. His studies helped establish the influence of the first 1,000 days (from conception until the age of two years) on lifelong outcomes, including chronic diseases and human capital. The Impact: Possibly, Dr. Victora’s greatest contribution to Public Health was his work in the 1980s with the first study showing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for preventing infant mortality. His findings contributed to global policy recommendations by UNICEF and the World Health Organization for mothers to breastfeed their infants exclusively for the first six months of life. More recently, his long-term birth cohorts documented the benefits of breastfeeding for adult intelligence, education and income, as well as the long-term consequences of early-life undernutrition. Dr. Victora also made important contributions on how to evaluate the impact of health programs on child mortality and on the study of social inequalities in child health.

    Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

201812jun - 13jun 128:30 amjun 13Canada and Global Public Health: Moving from strategy to action8:30 am - 3:00 pm (13) Frederic Gaspard Theatre, 745 Bannatyne AvenueEvent Type:SymposiaEvent Audience:Biomedical Scientists,Government,Public,Students

Event Details

Presented by  The Gairdner Foundation & Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

The Conference
Canada’s commitment to global public health policy reform, program implementation and ongoing  preparedness has been heralded by public and political dignitaries from around the world.

Canada’s success in hosting the 2016 replenishment conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and increased pledge to the fund demonstrated Canada’s commitment to contribute to global public health.

However, there remain many critical unmet needs, particularly with respect to translating promising strategies and interventions into better health outcomes and improved equity.

The Canada and Global Public Health: Moving from Strategy to Action conference, hosted by the University of Manitoba, will be a forum for identifying promising strategies through which Canada can contribute to addressing these needs. Key topics for the conference include:

  • Identifying key challenges in global public health and emerging strategies and opportunities for addressing them;
  • Reviewing areas of Canadian excellence for improving global public health; and
  • Developing concrete strategies for mobilizing and coordinating Canada’s efforts in global public health to enhance their impact.

The conference will bring together leaders in global public health from across Canada and internationally to present and discuss key issues in global public health and identify ways in which Canada take can move from strategy to action.

The conference will focus on four main themes:

A. Current challenges and opportunities in global public health
B. Canada’s role and contributions in global public health
C. Canada’s future role in global health
D. Moving from strategy to action

Time

12 (Tuesday) 8:30 am - 13 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm

Location

Frederic Gaspard Theatre

745 Bannatyne Avenue

Organizer

Rady Faculty of Health SciencesStacie.Ross@umanitoba.ca

Speakers for this event

  • Dr. Cesar Victora

    Dr. Cesar Victora

    Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

    The work: Dr. Victora’s career has focused on the factors affecting maternal and child health in low- and middle income countries. He has concentrated in the three main areas of child health and nutrition, health program monitoring and evaluation, and health equity. Returning to Brazil after his doctorate, he helped set up one of the longest running birth cohort studies in the world, the 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort, in which 6,000 individuals are being followed up to the present time. His studies helped establish the influence of the first 1,000 days (from conception until the age of two years) on lifelong outcomes, including chronic diseases and human capital. The Impact: Possibly, Dr. Victora’s greatest contribution to Public Health was his work in the 1980s with the first study showing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for preventing infant mortality. His findings contributed to global policy recommendations by UNICEF and the World Health Organization for mothers to breastfeed their infants exclusively for the first six months of life. More recently, his long-term birth cohorts documented the benefits of breastfeeding for adult intelligence, education and income, as well as the long-term consequences of early-life undernutrition. Dr. Victora also made important contributions on how to evaluate the impact of health programs on child mortality and on the study of social inequalities in child health.

    Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil




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