Uppsala Health Summit

The key to solutions is dialogue

Uppsala Health Summit is an annual meeting. Delegates engage in frank dialogue over challenges and possibilities for improving health and health outcomes globally.

Each Year a New Theme

Each summit focuses on a challenge for health and healthcare, where we know that solutions exist, but there are hurdles to implementation. The reasons may be financial, political or ethical. New thinking is needed. Uppsala Health Summit stimulates dialogue from various perspectives, such as medical, economic and ethical.

The theme of the 2017 summit will be emerging infectious diseases and how to best tackle the threats using a One Health Approach; one that recognises the inextricable link between animal, environment and human health and the need for different sectors to work together. The programme is currently under development.

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Intense dialogue on ending childhood obesity.

At Uppsala Health Summit 2016, we convened in dialogue over the role of different stakeholders in tackling the growing obesity trend among children. The conclusions from the meeting was shared with the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, and the open consultation process on approaches and combinations of interventions likely to be most effective in tackling childhood obesity in different contexts around the world.

In June 2015 the Summit focused on antibiotic resistance, developing proposals for how to implement the WHO Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, "A world without antibiotics".

Our inaugural summit took place 3–4 June 2014, with focus on how we can meet the challenges of an ageing population, "Healthcare for Healthy Ageing".


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