Short Course on Health Impact Assessment in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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  • DATE / TIME :
    July 3, 2017    09:00 - July 14, 2017    17:00
    Location :
    Kuala Lumpur

    Funded by the Malaysian Government through the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP), the short course will explore the key role that people and planet play in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The course aims to introduce Health Impact Assessment (HIA) as a means to assist in the transformation that the Agenda seeks to achieve. The purpose of HIA is to improve population health and reduce health inequities by a consideration of a broad range of health determinants. As well as reducing adverse health effects, HIA sees to maximize health benefits of particular projects, programmes or policies. Strengthening capacity in HIA is a positive and practical step to help meet the SDGs.

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an intergovernmental set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues. The SDGs demonstrate the complex interrelationship between planetary change, ecosystems, environment, climate change and human health, and highlight the need for an integrated approach to address these challenges.

    This course will discuss links between selected environmental parameters (both natural and built) and human health. Major environmental challenges such as climate change, environmental pollution and the state of ecosystems will be used to highlight the need for ecosystems approaches as part of the Agenda.

    Week 1 of the course will provide participants with an overview of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an understanding of the importance of links between environment and health and an introduction to the fundamental elements of HIA. This will be reinforced by group activities where participants apply the course content to a range of case-studies.

    Week 2 will progress to applications of HIA within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. HIA will be considered in relation to specific sectors and SDGs, as well as National Environmental Health Action Plans. Ways to increase collaboration between health and non-health sectors such as environment, urban planning and transportation will be discussed. Participant understanding will be strengthened by developing a HIA proposal for a priority health and environment challenge in the context of the SDGs in their respective country.

    Course application:

    Places are limited, and only open to participants from Southeast Asia, Asia, Pacific Nations and Africa. Please look out for the short course details and invitation for applications which will be posted on this website in the coming days.

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    United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.

    +603-9171-5394
    iigh-training@unu.edu

  • United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.
    Tel : +603-9171-5394
    Fax : +603-9171-5402
    Email : iigh-training@unu.edu
    Website : www.iigh.unu.edu