International Seminar on Nuclear Science and Agenda 2030

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  • 2017•07•28     Kuala Lumpur

    The Malaysian Nuclear Agency, in collaboration with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Malaysia, and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosted an international seminar on “Nuclear Science and Technology: Towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Malaysia”, on 24-26 July at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency complex in Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.” UNU-IIGH participated in the panel on medicine and healthcare. Interim Director and Officer-in-Charge, Dr Obijiofor Aginam gave a presentation entitled, “Advancing Health in 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” highlighting the complex challenges that would face middle income countries like Malaysia in achieving the 13 targets set for SDG#3 on health. If the SDGs are underpinned by the universal agenda of “leaving no one behind”, developing, and middle income countries should device health financing models to ensure that emerging breakthroughs in nuclear science and technology in healthcare are affordable to vulnerable populations. Emerging public-private partnerships in the health sector driven by nuclear science and technology must be protective of human health in ways that do not exclude the poor.

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    Dr Obijiofor Aginam delivering his presentation. Photo: Malaysian Nuclear Agency. Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0

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    Dr Obijiofor Aginam delivering his presentation. Photo: Malaysian Nuclear Agency. Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0

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    Dr Obijiofor Aginam during the seminar. Photo: Malaysian Nuclear Agency. Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0

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    The panelists in session. Photo: Malaysian Nuclear Agency. Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0