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Individuals, systems, and environment: Implications for global health
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
While several presentations focus on either the role of individuals or system changes or environment or social determinants alone in addressing global health issues, this panel presentation with discussion adopts a different approach. This panel comprises of four presentations that focus on the role of individuals, systems, and environment in advancing global health. The synergistic role of these three interacting components in promoting individual and global health is explored and explained. The need for systems approach to addressing health issues globally is discussed. Individual behaviors, changes to health care and other systems, and modifications to environment to realize sustainable positive living conditions for all is addressed. Strengthening health systems to improve HIV and AIDS service delivery in Tanzania is included as a real life case study. Audience participation is welcomed to generate feedback and gather new ideas to further strengthen everyone’s learning and for future action.
Session Objectives: 1. Demonstrate the linkages between individuals, systems, and environment in promoting self and global health.
2. Explain at least two ways by which individual behaviors can contribute to the health and welfare of communities locally and globally.
3. Discuss why systems approach to promoting global health is essential and beneficial.
4. Specify actions for controlling environmental health hazards that have implication for global health.
5. Explain the role of human resources in strengthening health systems.
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Organized by: International Health