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.
In 2019 the summit explored the topic of childrens' health in cities. Guided by the principle of Health in all Policies, the summit was a meeting ground for urban planners, landscape architects, social scientists and medical experts.
In 2018, the summit took on the challenging topic of cancer and how to make the many new medical advancements available for more people, and how to promote greater patient involvement.
The theme of the 2017 summit was 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 to reduce the risks.
Uppsala Health Summit 2016 discussed 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 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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