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British Council funded workshop in Pakistan

Workshop Title: Nutrition Policy to Practice in Pakistan: Exploring the Challenges and Research Opportunities.  A British Council Funded Researcher Links Workshop.

UK co-ordinator: Professor Nicola Lowe
Pakistan coordinator: Professor Mukhtiar Zaman

Application deadline to partcipate is 30 January 2015.  Further details below.

Event Dates: 
Sunday, 8 March, 2015 - 09:00
Location: 
Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan

Health and Wellbeing Boards, Public Health England, and the next steps for public health policy

Guests of Honour: Professor Kevin Fenton, National Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England and Professor Mike Kelly, Director, Public Health Centre, NICE

For more information, please visit the Event website

This event is CPD certified

Event Dates: 
Tuesday, 3 June, 2014 - 09:00
Location: 
London, UK

Paper of the month: Anaemia policies in sub-Saharan Africa

Almost 50 % of children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa are anaemic, which has profound effects on their intellectual and physical development and their chance of survival. Evidence-based policies are essential in order to reduce anaemia, but as it results from interdependent factors there are difficulties in the development of cohesive policies for diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

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Strengthening, Simplifying and Modernising the Agri-food Chain

The agri-food industry is the second largest economic sector in the EU, worth around €750bn a year and employing over 48m people. The recent horse-meat scandal has exposed weaknesses in the agri-food chain and has damaged both consumer and trader trust and confidence.

In response, the European Union has adopted a package of measures designed to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain, through a modernised, simplified and more risk-based approach.

Event Dates: 
Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 09:00
Location: 
The Silken Berlaymont Hotel, Brussels

Fit for the Future: The New Role of Local Authorities in Public Health

Envisaging a public health system fit for the 21st Century, the Government has undertaken wide-ranging reforms through the Health and Social Care Act (March 2012). Local leadership will be at the heart of the new public health system, with local authorities taking on significant new public health functions for health improvement and health protection, backed by a ring-fenced budget.

With local authorities assuming responsibility for public health budgets from 1 April 2013, this symposium offers a timely opportunity to:

Event Dates: 
Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 10:15 to 16:30
Location: 
Central London, UK

Living with Allergies: Meeting the Challenge of a Growing Public Health Concern

There has been an increase in the number of people, especially children, who suffer from allergies with symptoms ranging from mild shortness of breath to life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Event Dates: 
Wednesday, 23 January, 2013 - 10:00 to 16:20
Location: 
The Silken Berlaymont Hotel, Brussels

Diabetes: A Call to Action

Addressing a Future Crisis

At Diabetes: A Call for Action, the key concerns surrounding diabetes will be addressed and discussed. The audience will hear from a line-up of expert speakers and have the opportunity to debate as to which policies and strategies should be recommended to government and how to apply in healthcare and beyond. Delegates will learn of examples of best practice and stories of success which can benefit their own organisations and most importantly their patients.

Event Dates: 
Tuesday, 23 April, 2013 - 08:00 to 16:30
Location: 
Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire, UK

Next steps for obesity policy - labelling, intervention and Health and Wellbeing Boards

Guests of Honour: Richard Cienciala, Deputy Director, Health & Wellbeing, Department of Health and Liz Woodeson, Director of Health & Wellbeing, Department of Health

Event Dates: 
Thursday, 7 February, 2013 - 08:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Central London, UK

Defusing the Diabetes Time-Bomb: Working Towards a National Strategy

Diabetes is one of the biggest challenges facing the NHS. There is estimated to be 3.1 million people diagnosed with diabetes in England and this figure is expected to rise to 4.6 million by 2030. Along with the rapidly growing scale of the condition, the associated care and treatment costs are also alarming. In order to deliver high quality, cost-effective and efficient diabetes care, diabetes must become a commissioning priority.

Event Dates: 
Wednesday, 12 September, 2012 - 10:15 to 16:30
Location: 
Broadway House, London, UK

Westminster Social Policy Forum

Health inequalities 2012: priorities for commissioning and integration

This seminar will bring together policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the priorities for tackling health inequalities in the new policy landscape.

It follows recently released data from the UCL Institute of Health Equity two years on from the Marmot Review, which shows 41% of children are not reaching a good level of development at age 5, and that while life expectancy has increased in most areas, nationally, life expectancy has become increasingly unequal.

Event Dates: 
Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 08:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Central London, UK

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