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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Global Health Symposium - “Emerging threats and challenges in global health”

22nd March 2016, 10:00 to 17:00, PCL054, Palatine Centre, Durham University

The North-east Global Health Network, hosted by Durham University Global Health Special Interest Group, Wolfson Institute for Health and Wellbeing and the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience, is holding a day-long symposium on the theme of “Emerging threats and challenges in global health” on Tuesday 22nd March at Durham University, UK. This event will take place in PCL054 in the Palatine Centre (Durham University Science Site)

As well as presentations and discussion on the topic of emerging challenges in global health, the meeting offers an opportunity to network with other colleagues working in the field from the North East.

Successful attainment of the third sustainable development goal “To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” by 2030 will require addressing a number of important emerging challenges, some of which threaten major global health advances made over recent years, for example: weak health systems and lack of financial/human resources, emerging infectious diseases (e.g. Ebola, Sika) and other ‘diseases of poverty’, the growing burden of chronic/non-communicable diseases, antimicrobial drug resistance, rapid/unplanned urbanisation, and climate change.


  • If you use Twitter, you can follow the hashtag #DU_GHS for regular updates before and during the symposium
  • You can also use Twitter on the day to send questions for the Q&A panel discussion that will take place in the afternoon
  • Selected presentations will be web-casted during the symposium.

Webcast link:

  • This link will take you to the webcast which will start at 10am on 22nd March.
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The symposium timetable is here:

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