Improving Global Health
Global Urban Development is deeply committed to improving public health for people and communities throughout the world. Our particular focus is on people who are living and working in urban environments. Public health is a vital necessity and an essential foundation for generating sustainable prosperity and quality of life worldwide in the 21st century. Currently this GUD committee is working with the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) on the IUHPE Working Group on Climate Change and Health. The impetus for creating such a Working Group grew out of a recent workshop at IUHPE’s World Conference on Health Promotion in Geneva, Switzerland on July 12, 2010. The workshop on “Leaving Coal in the Ground: Building a Sustainable Economy and Ending a Global Health Crisis by 2030” was organized by Dr. Vivian Lin, IUHPE Vice President for Scientific Affairs.
Improving Global Health Committee
Co-Chairs: Claire Blanchard, Wilfried Kreisel, and Vivian Lin
Andreia Marin Martins
Marta Nunes da Costa
Mary Jane Ortega