Conference Themes

Theme One: Addressing socioeconomic and environmental determinants of urban health and health inequities

Plenary Session 1:  Actions on the Social Determinants of Health

Plenary Session 2: Built and Natural Environmental Determinants of Health

Breakout Topics

  1. Migration and population dynamic
  2. School health and health literacy
  3. Public safety (violence and conflict)
  4. Urban economic development and poverty alleviation
  5. Health impacts of climate change
  6. Environmental pollution (air, noise, etc)
  7. Built environment, including urban transport, public spaces, and green construction
  8. Housing solutions for the urban poor
  9. Sustainable energy
  10. Water, sanitation and waste management
  11. Food safety and security

Theme Two: Urban health care and public health service provision across the life course

Plenary Session 3: Urban Health Care Service Provision

Plenary Session 4: Community based Prevention of NCDs, Injury and Communicable Diseases / Approaches to Double Burden 

Breakout Topics

  1. Women and Adolescent Reproductive Health
  2. Neonatal and Child Health
  3. Health of Older Persons
  4. Nutrition
  5. Universal Health Coverage
  6. Access to Drugs
  7. Non communicable diseases (diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular)
  8. Communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and others)
  9. Mental health and wellbeing
  10. Occupational health, injury and safety
  11. Accidents and Injury
  12. Demographic and epidemiologic transition and effects on planning and providing services

Theme Three: Measuring, mapping and monitoring urban health

Plenary Session 5: Measuring and Mapping

Plenary Session 6: Accountability for Urban Health Progress in SDGs

Breakout Topics

  1. Disease surveillance systems
  2. Population health registries
  3. Mapping and GIS
  4. Big data and metrics for accountability
  5. Analyzing evidence for urban health management
  6. Models for public engagement in measurement and monitoring

Theme Four: Strengthening governance for urban health

Plenary Session 7: Governance for Urban Health

Plenary Session 8: Urban Health for a Sustainable Future post 2015

Breakout Topics

  1. Urban policies and planning across sectors
  2. Decentralization and the role of local government and civil society
  3. Public-private partnerships for urban health and health care
  4. Resource mobilization and corporate social responsibility
  5. Information technology solutions to urban health management
  6. Legal frameworks: rights, land use, taxes, and accountability
  7. Emergency preparedness