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PAHO: Challenges and opportunities for collaboration to advance environmental health in the Americas
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The increasing burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases as well as the growing awareness of the impacts of global environmental change on health, have underscored the importance of taking a global approach to environmental public health. This session will focus on current challenges in public health and the environment in the Region of the Americas, and discuss tools and policies developed in collaboration with a network of the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centers to strengthen environmental health in the Americas. Taking into consideration a Regional perspective, presenters will provide an overview of current knowledge on pressing themes such as climate change and human health, children’s environmental health, the health impacts of ambient and indoor air pollution, and other emerging issues such as biodiversity and health, the health risks of electronic waste and the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). Current opportunities for collaboration to advance environmental health in the Americas will be presented.
Session Objectives: Discuss how global environmental changes and environmental hazzards affect health in the Americas (climate, air pollution, chemicals etc.)
Demonstrate the use of different tools to support the implementation of environmental health policies.
List a series of proposed environmental health indicators for sustainable development.
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Organized by: APHA-Global Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)