Urban Health: A global perspective – cities at the centre of development for health

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CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR

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Start: 29 March 2018 at 8:30 am (breakfast & registration from 8am)

End: 29 March 2018 at 10:30 am

Rapid urbanisation is one of the major factors affecting change in global health along with epidemiological shifts towards NCDs, the ageing of the population, and climate change.  Urbanisation is a global phenomenon, occurring most rapidly in low and middle income countries. While cities are neither inherently good or bad, the management of urbanisation is challenging, especially if the goal is to maximise health outcomes for those living and working in cities. This session will explore the phenomenon of urbanisation, why health considerations are often left out, and action steps to bring attention to the potential of cities to drive improvement in global health.


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About the speaker: Dr Jo Ivey Boufford

Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., is immediate past President of The New York Academy of Medicine and President of the International Society for Urban Health (2017-9) and effective January 1, 2018, became Clinical Professor of Global Public Health at the College of Global Public Health at New York University where she is also Professor of Public Service, Health Policy and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. She served as Dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University from June 1997 to November 2002.

Prior to that, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from November 1993 to January 1997, and as Acting Assistant Secretary from January 1997 to May 1997. While at HHS, she was the U.S. representative on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) from 1994–1997. She served in a variety of senior positions and as President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal system in the United States, from December 1985 until October 1989. She was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1992 and served on its Board on Global Health and Board on African Science Academy Development. She served two four year terms as the Foreign Secretary of the IOM between 2003 to 2011 and was elected to membership of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2015. Dr Boufford attended Wellesley College for two years and received her BA (Psychology) magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, and her MD, with distinction, from the University of Michigan Medical School. She is Board Certified in paediatrics.


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We hope that you will be able join us from 8:30am until 10:30am on Thursday 29 March at CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR.

There will be opportunities for networking and a healthy breakfast will be available from 8:00am.


Questions or problems registering? Please contact communications@c3health.org.



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