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Click on it, select a file from your PC and upload it. The file will automatically be linked and immediately be available for download in the session you presented in.

NOTE: You can only upload files in pdf-format, the maximum size allowed is 1MB!

Plenary Presentations

Plenary 1 - Celebrating achievements from the past, identifying challenges for the future

Milestones, challenges and achievements of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services within 25 years of international conferences
Prof.em. PhD Jürgen M. PELIKAN, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Care, AUT

Distinctive features of HPH in Taiwan: what made this network successful?
Ying-Wei WANG, M.D., Dr. P.H., Director-General, Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare Taiwan, TWN

Looking back, challenges ahead: a diagnosis for future scenarios
Richard ALDERSLADE, MA., BM., BM.Ch, FRCP, FFPHM, Senior Advisor to WHO/Euro

Plenary 2 - The role of health promoting health care to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: steps towards 2030

SDGs and their implications for health promoting health care
Nittita PRASOPA-PLAIZIER, Technical Officer for Education and Capacity Development, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Creating synergies between HPH and SDGs
Shu-Ti CHIOU, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., Adjunct Associate Professor of School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, TWN

The Austrian health targets: enabling healthy sustainable development on a national level
Dr. Christina DIETSCHER, Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs, Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Plenary 3 - Transforming health care to empower and meet the needs of refugees and migrants

Health needs, challenges and opportunities of refugees and migrants on a global level
Roumyana PETROVA-BENEDICT, IOM Senior Regional Migration Health Manager for Europe and Central Asia, BEL

Refugees' and migrants' health: hands-on experiences
Dr. Werner KERSCHBAUM, Secretary General, Austrian Red Cross, AUT and Rabee ALREFAI, M.D., General Surgeon, SYR

Contributions of HPH to meet health needs of refugees and migrants
Antonio CHIARENZA, PhD, Chair of HPH Task Force on Migration, Equity & Diversity, Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia, ITA

Plenary 4 - Contributions of health care to mitigating and adapting to climate change

Building climate resilient health systems
Elena VILLALOBOS PRATS, Climate change and health team, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization Headquarters, Geneva, WHO/PHE

Climate change and healthcare systems: A reciprocal relationship with risks and opportunities
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Willi HAAS, Alpen-Adria University, Institute for Social Ecology Vienna, AUT

HPH & Environment: Achievements and contributions of the HPH Task Force
Chin-Lon LIN, Chief Executive Director, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation and Chief, Task Force on Health Promoting Hospital & Environment, TWN

Plenary 5 - Reorienting health services and systems: 30 years after the Ottawa Charter

A critical review of reorienting health services: suggestions for next steps
Prof. DDr. Ilona KICKBUSCH, Director Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, CHE


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HPH Task Force MED

Pre-conference-workshop by the HPH Task Force on "Migration, Equity and Diversity": Ensuring equal access to and quality of health services for refugees and migrants

Welcome and introduction: “The Task Force on Migration, Equity and Diversity”
Antonio Chiarenza, Task Force Chair, AUSL of Reggio Emilia, Italy

Access to health care for vulnerable migrant groups: the economic argument
Ursula Trummer, Centre for Health and Migration, Austria

NONEMI (Norwegian Network of Migrant Friendly Hospitals) – Working together towards equitable health care services
Ragnhild Spilker, The Norwegian Centre for Migration and Minority Health, NAKMI, Norway

Access to Language and Health Literacy for Refugee Inclusion
Marie Serdynska, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Canada

Using Video Remote Intercultural Mediation to provide equitable care to refugees and migrants
Hans Verrept, FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Belgium

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