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School of Public Health Research Day

Public Health for Sustainable Development in Africa - 27 November 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr Rufaro R. Chatora, WHO Representative

2017 research themes included:

 Universal Health Coverage and Policy: 
Improving population health or health outcomes by addressing both supply and demand-side dimensions. The theme includes research on coverage, financing, efficiency, quality of care, ethics, priority setting, implementation science, management and governance, acceptability and sustainability.

Transforming Public Health Education: 
Teaching or training initiatives that are context-specific and aim to improve population health, or that focus on transforming the eduation platform to foster development of  future public health professionals and leaders.

 Occupational and environmental health:
Various aspects of environmental and occupational health including exposure science, occupational hygiene and climate change.

 Syndemics of health:
The demographic, social and environmental factors that impact health and development. This sub-theme covers issues that include social inequities, social determinants of health and social exclusion.

 Burden of disease and multi-morbidities:
This sub-theme focuses on health outcomes in terms of mortality and morbidity and the shifting agenda to co-morbidities and implications for development.