Symposium Climate emergency. Understanding the impact of climate change on global health

Ieder jaar organiseren wij een symposium rond global health waarbij er telkens een ander thema centraal staat. Het thema van het congres in 2019 was 'Climate emergency. Understanding the impact of climate change on global health'.

Looking back... 

The organisors look back at a successful congress on climate change and health, with more that 200 participants gathering in the Rode Hoed on November the 6th, to learn more about the impact of climate change on health, debate with us on the need to take action, and how to get involved. We took stock of available evidence and looked at alternatives to alter the current scenario. Key experts presented their views and evidence on the intersect of climate change and health and presented possible solutions to emerging issues. Keynote presenters in the morning programme were: Prof Sir Andy Haines (London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene), Prof Maarten van Aalst (Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre), Dr Marzella Wüstefeld (World Health Organization), Prof Pim Martens (Maastricht University). 

The afternoon programme varied with abstract presentations organised by Uniting Streams; a session on the interface between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) & climate change by Share-Net Netherlands; a presentation of the Netherlands Knowledge Agenda on Climate and Health by Dr Maud Huynen (International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development/ICIS, Maastricht University); a discussion on the role of cutting-edge technology in times of climate change crisis by Dr Md. Nadiruzzaman (International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh); two sessions of the Netherlands Red Cross on climate change, environment & health, and climate change, health and conflict; and an interactive session organised by TROIE, the (NVTG) Society for medical doctors in global health and tropical medicine which addressed ways to reduce waste in clinical settings.

Looking forward...

A full report of the day and the PPT presentations will be made available shortly. Also more information on ideas to start a Working Party on Climate Change and Health will be shared with you.

Further reading

The current edition of MTb (pdf available), the Bulletin of the NVTG, is also dedicated to Climate Change and Health. This edition includes among others, interviews with 2 of the keynote presenters (Prof Sir Andy Haines and Prof Maarten van Aalst), a colummn by Pim Martens and an article on how Dhaka is dealing with its plastic 'bomb' by Dr Md. Nadiruzzaman. 



Bekijk hier onze congressen van de afgelopen 11 jaar: 

  • 2018 on ethical dilemmas in global health: '[HUMAN] RESOURCES, RESEARCH AND RIGHTS. Ethical dilemmas in global health'
  • 2017 on 100 years of TM and IH: 'From tropical medicine to international health' 
  • 2016 on migrant health: 'Health of people on the move: Access to health for refugees en route and in the Netherlands'. Read more on our statement regarding the health of people on the move
  • 2015 on medicines: 'The role of essential medicine in achieving Universal Health Coverage: Access, Quality and Rationale Use' 
  • 2014 on community health: 'Engaging communities in sickness and health'  
  • 2013 on urban health: 'Sick Cities: Healthy Habitats: Facing the healthcare challenges of global urbanization'
  • 2012 on public private partnerships in health: 'Innovative alliances for global health - New partnerships, New solutions'
  • 2011 on networks: 'An ideal match: Connecting NGOs and academica in research for global health'
  • 2010 on global health research: 'Health(Y) Research in Resource Poor Settings > Money, Morals & Methods'
  • 2010 (minisymposium) in collaboration with the Eijkman Medal Fund, in honor of Charles Eijkman the nobel prize winnar: 'Vitamines in de ontwikkelingssamenwerking' (in Dutch)
  • 2009 on linking policy and research: 'From research to imporved policy and practice in international health'
  • 2008 on health in conflict areas: 'Health care in conflict: the boundaries of health interventions'
  • 2007 during the 5e ECTMIH, the European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, titled: 'Partnership and innovation in global he@lth. The 2nd announcement and the abstract book can be downloaded here
  • 2006 on medical assistance: 'Dutch medical doctors in developing countries: a debate on present and future'

Foto's van het symposium in 2017 (fotograaf Kors de Bruin) vindt u op Irista