The International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) is one of the largest urban health conferences for exchanging ideas and opinions among urban health professionals. This initiative gathers different academics, policy makers, implementers, and communities to discuss effective and applicable results on the interactions of the urban development for attaining health equity in urban settings.
ICUH 2015 will be unique as this will be the first ICUH in South Asia. Bangladesh Urban Health Network, Eminence, International Society of Urban Health and New York Academy of Medicine are very delighted to taking on this national and global leadership role to advance the generation, exchange and application of high quality urban health knowledge.
Why Dhaka is the venue? Being the seventh largest megacities of the world, Dhaka also houses all the urban challenges in the book. The hosting of the conference in Bangladesh is meaningful at a time in the country’s development with the realization of importance of urban health for sustainable development. The conference will also have significant relevance globally. ICUH 2015 will promote the idea that we need to think of urbanization with its impact on environment, economy and social factors which will benefit all segments of the population. It will aim to address to sustain urbanization in such a way that promotes equity, development and health.
The Proposed Thematic Areas
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
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
Measuring, mapping and monitoring urban health
Plenary Session 5: Measuring and Mapping
Plenary Session 6: Accountability for Urban Health Progress in SDGs
Strengthening governance for urban health
Plenary Session 7: Governance for Urban Health
Plenary Session 8: Urban Health for a Sustainable Future post 2015