News from Uppsala Health Summit
February 2017
Full conclusions from Uppsala Health Summit 2016 published
Article Image Over 42 million children in the world, and growing, live with an increased risk of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases because they are obese. There is an urgent need to turn this trend around in a sustainable way. Childhood obesity is a complex task for society to deal with. The conclusions from Uppsala Health Summit include strong recommendations for interventions combining an broad range of actors and actions, with an aim to change the obesogenic environment, where so many children grow up today.
Read more about the conclusions and download the full Post-Conference Report 2016.
A pod-cast interview with the Program committee chair, Professor Rikard Landberg
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Changing the obesogenic landscape around children will need broad, mulit-stakeholder actions, but such initiatives requires strong political leadership, says professor Rikard Landberg, chairman for the program committee in 2016, in a comment to the newly released post-conference report from Uppsala Health Summit.
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'Coming from the meeting, I realise to the full extent the importance of societal players, the many actors that contribute to the situation.'
Professor Peter Bergsten shares his main impressions from Uppsala Health Summit in this pod-cast, and the need for long-term multi-sectorial commitment to combat childhood obesity.
Uppsala Health Summit 10 - 11 October 2017
Infectious diseases are resurfacing as a serious threat to global health, with serious consequences for social and economic stability on community level as well as on global level. The situation is worsened by the spread of antimicrobial resistance, which seriously reduces our capacity to deal with outbreaks.
There is a multitude of interlinked drivers behind this surge, such as climate change, global travel or animal health. In 2015, Uppsala Health Summit covered the threat from antibiotic resistance. This year at Uppsala Health Summit 2017, we will adopt a one health approach and discuss how we can manage infectious disease threats through better global and local management.
Read more about the theme and nominate who we should invite to Uppsala Health Summit 10–11 October 2017!
Professor Kevin Outterson on the need for new economic thinking
 Traditional business models linking revenues to sales will not support a pipe-line of new antibiotics, nor responsible use of the same.
In a recently published opinion piece in New York Times, Professor Kevin Outterson, Boston Law School and executive director of Carb-X, describes why policy decisions taken so far have failed, and why we need new economic models to secure the pipeline of new antibiotics, a point he also made at Uppsala Health Summit in 2015.
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