News on Uppsala Health Summit
May 2017
Program for Uppsala Health Summit 10 - 11 October updated. Will you be there?
Some 75 % of all new infectious disease outbreaks in the world are zoonotic, i.e. being transferred between animals and humans. HIV, Zika, Ebola, Tubercolosis… Their names are many, and their consequences for the individual patient, family as well as for economies' and societies' capacity for development can be devastating. New epidemics will always develop, but we can delimit their consequences if we understand the drivers and if we build sustainable strategies.
The drivers behind these health threats are multiple, and the close links between animal, human and environmental health are recognized, often referred to as the One Health perspective. But how shall we take our knowledge into prioritized actions? This is the background against which we summon delegates from all over the world to Uppsala Health Summit 2017.
10 – 11 October, decision-makers and experts from policy, industry, academia and civil society, will meet at Uppsala Castle to discuss how to tackle the global threats from infectious diseases.
Will you be there?

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What are the opportunities in big data, and which are the challenges using this great innovation for more efficient health surveillance? Who should attend the workshop, and what can they look forward to?
Meet Dr. Fernanda Dórea in a short film introducing the  workshop Big Data and Health Surveillance, which she is currently preparing for Uppsala Health Summit in October in collaboration with Associate professor John Östh, Uppsala University.

Article Image Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) disease is one of the most contagious diseases of mammals. The  disastrous consequences of the outbreak in the UK in 2001 remind us that we must be prepared, at all times, to detect and respond to a possible new outbreak.
Contingency plans are a central tool in a One Health toolbox. But what measures should be included in an optimal plan? To answer this question, Dr. Fernanda Dórea and her team at at the National Veterinary Institute, SVA, and the Swedish Board of Agriculture, have used mathematical models to analyse information movement of animals and people between farms in Sweden.
Their conclusion is that current contingency plans are adequate and that an FMD outbreak in Sweden can be controlled within the three weeks following detection.  
In a recently published article, Dr. Fernanda Dórea describes the research group's work and the usefulness of mathematical models for surveillance.
An international symposium organized by Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala University
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How can local aspirations for health and well-being be addressed? Do global health priorities match, or even understand, the local needs and visions they are supposed to support?
This symposium arranged by Uppsala Univeristy’s Forum for Africa Studies, will explore explicit, implicit and hidden strategies for capturing global practices and resource flows, and how these could facilitate local visions of health and well-being in Africa.
Participation is free, but pre-registration required.
Read more and sign up at Multiple Healths’ website.
Linking One Health Research and Capacity Building to Communities
Welcome to a Lunch Seminar 10 May at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
Centre for Global Animal Diseases invites to the seminar "Linking One Health Research and Capacity Building to Communities: A case of brucellosis zoonotic disease study in Hoima District, Uganda".
Dr. Lawrence Mugisha, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, at Makerere University, will present his research and experiences of tackling infectious diseases at the wildlife-human-livestock interface.
Where: room Tanngrisner 1 in the VHC building, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
When: Wednesday 10 May, 12.15 to 13.00
Sandwiches from 12.00 on a first come first serve basis.
Seminar on Zoonoses and animals in the city
24 May, at 9:00 - 12:00, the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU)
At this seminar, you may get a glimps into the issues that will discussed at Uppsala Health Summit's workshop Zoonotic Diseases in Livestock – Mitigating Risk Behaviour.
Sanitary issues for animal health become more urgent when livestock is kept in densely populated urban areas. Knowing which the correct actions to take are, is far from the same thing as acting this way. What are the challenges in implementing the behaviours we know are needed to prevent zoonotic diseases?
The seminar will be moderated by Associate Professor Sofia Boqvist, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, who currently prepares Uppsala Health Summit's workshop on zoonotic diseases in collaboration with Professor Ulf Magnusson.
When: Wednesday 24 May at 9.00-12.00
Where: Lecture hall Ratatosk, entrance floor in the VHC Building, SLU Uppsala
For more information, please contact Professor Ulf Magnusson, SLU Global
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