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15th April: Addressing the intersection of NCDs and Human Immunodeficiency Virus
A day long symposium at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to discuss challenges and opportunities faced by both the NCD and HIV global communities. The event will bring together policy makers, NGOs and researchers, and focus on lessons learned and overlaps in the prevention and control of NCDs and HIV.
Hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Centre for Global NCDs, and FH1360, in collaboration with UNAIDS, and the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health.
24th April Global Mental Health. Depression: Addressing the Global Burden 17:00 - 1900 Kennedy Lecture Theatre
Depression is one of the world’s leading causes of disability, but according to the World Health Organisation, only a small proportion of those affected have access to treatment, while stigma and misunderstanding are problems everywhere. In this panel discussion, hear how the experience of depression is a global phenomenon – and what we can learn, worldwide, about how to treat it.
You can download a policy briefing on Mental health and Addressing the Global Burden of Depression here
13th May Keynote Lecture: Future Global Trends in Cardiometabolic
Disease (insights from Migrant Studies) 1300-1400 Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill Lecture Theatre
Study of the impact of migration on disease has much to tell us about the causes of disease, and why populations differ in their susceptibility. The UK is home to significant migrant populations, the largest being of South Asian or of African Caribbean origin. While both populations have elevated risks of diabetes, South Asians are markedly more at risk of heart disease, while African Caribbeans appear protected. This talk explores the impact of migration on health and disease, implications for health profiles of rapidly urbanising countries of origin, and likely effects on subsequent generations of these ethnic minorities in the UK
You can download a policy briefing on Future Trends in Cardiometabolic Disease and insights from Migrant studies here
29th May“The NCD Makeover Show”
1800-2000 Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, UCL
A unique opportunity to simplify a complicated disease profile and get the world to listen
Master class in branding for health with speakers from the worlds of advertising and broadcasting, featuring the global social movement NCD Free and sponsored by the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases.
You can download a policy factsheet on Communicating NCDs to a mass audience - myths & facts here
Watch the video recording of the event below:
2nd June Obesity: What’s making the world fat? (And what can we do?)
17:00-19:00 Anatomy G29 JZ Young Lecture Theatre
Obesity is a major risk factor in many non-communicable diseases – and it’s a global problem. The world’s girths are spreading: thirty five per-cent of the world’s adults were defined as overweight by the World Health Organisation in 2008, with over ten per cent defined as obese. While obesity is preventable, it’s a complex problem which doesn’t have one solution. In this wide-ranging symposium, experts in their fields will come together to discuss drivers of obesity in early childhood, how we can build healthier cities and what the global food industry can do.
- Professor Jonathan Wells, UCL
- Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi, UCL
- Tim Lang, City University London
- Matt Atkinson, Chief Marketing Officer, Tesco
- Professor Alexi Marmot, UCL. Hear her on this recent BBC Radio Four documentary on workplace siting
You can download the slides to the presentations given during the obesity seminar below by clicking on the relevant speaker's slides:
You can download a policy briefing on What is making the world fat and what can be done here
Watch the video recording of the event below:
4th June Policy Debate: What can we do about Global NCDs? (And why aren’t we doing it?)
17:30-19:30 Wilkins Gustave Tuck
Non Communicable Diseases are the world's biggest killers, affecting not only the rich West, but also the poorest and most marginalized communities. Yet, most NCDs are preventable. Are we doing enough to tackle them, and where do answers lie? This panel discussion will focus on workable solutions: from global funders, national laws, individual behaviour change, and the world of business.
You can downloads the slides to the presentations given during the Policy Debate below by clicking on the relevant speaker's slides:
You can download a policy briefing on Addressing Global Non-Communicable Diseases here
18th June: The Political Economy of Global Health: Private Authority, Health Policy, Law and Regulation
This one-day round table workshop will convene world leading academics, policy-makers and practitioners to share insights on the political economy of health, with a particular focus on the NCD challenge, corporations and private authority as well as questions surrounding trans-boundary monitoring and accountability.
Hosted by UCL Institute of Global Governance and Institute of Global Health, in collaboration with the UCL Grand Challenges of Global Health, the event will highlight the governance role of global health actors and structures in delivering global health goods and ‘bads’ at a time of heightened interest in global health governance. The roundtable will form the basis for a publication, as well as feed into ongoing policy discussions on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
This event is by invitation only.