Pre-Conference Report 2019
This report, prepared by our programme comittee, provides a summary of the overall theme and outlines the background to each workshop at upcoming the Healthy Urban Childhoods Summit.
Healthy Urban Childhoods will focus on how to strengthen the child perspective in urban planning to create healthier and more inclusive cities for children.
Physical activity as a win for health, win for society and win for the planet
It has been a busy year for keynote speaker Dr. Fiona Bull and her team following the High-Level Meeting in the UN General Assembly in 2018 where world leaders committed to bold actions to reduce NCD’s through a global action plan. To help countries progress, WHO is now updating and developing new guidelines for physical exercise across the lifespan. Why is this revision necessary?
Meet this year's program committee chair
- We need urban environments that are safe, challenging and accessible for children and young persons. Environments where they can move around independently, on their own terms. In many parts of the world, this is a major challenge when developing our cities, especially in already developed urban environments, or where competition for land is high.
Uppsala Health Summit is an international arena where delegates participate in solution-oriented dialogues in workshops, inspired by keynote presentations and debates in plenary sessions. Delegates come from different sectors and countries, and bring a diverse set of competencies to the tables, which creates the best conditions for enriching conversations and opportunities for establishing useful new relations. Learn more.