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ECTMIH2023: Planetary health

Planetary health – shaping the future of equitable and sustainable global health

We look forward to welcome you from 20 – 23 November 2023 at the 13th edition of ECTMIH, the European conference on global health. #ECTMIH2023’s theme is Planetary Health. Planetary health focusses on the health of human civilisations and the state of the national systems on which they depend.* 

Planetary health reflects the interconnectedness of human health and climate change in a rapidly changing environment. With #ECTMIH2023 we aim to accelerate the understanding, appreciation and connections between tropical medicine, global health and the urgent field of planetary health. We will build on global health traditions to emphasize the importance of health equity and universal health coverage to ensure all populations – and especially those in low(er) resource settings – have optimal chances of health and wellbeing. As such, we expect #ECTMIH2023 catalyse in the transition and change we need for equitable, just and sustainable societies. 

During #ECTMIH2023 researchers, practitioners, policy makers, advocates, artists and students with an interest in all disciplines of global health will convene. State-of-the-art research, key insights and sustainable solutions are presented and discussed during plenary and thematic sessions. The thematic sessions will reflect the diversity of the audience, with for example tracks in non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, maternal and reproductive health, child and adolescent health, and mental health.

Please expect regular updates over the coming months leading up to #ECTMIH2023, as well as ways you can join us in shaping the future of equitable and global health.

For now, save the date: 20 – 23 November 2023; and follow us for regular updates. Visit the congress website:
We look forward to meeting you in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Prof. dr. Rick Grobbee, Congress chair, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), the Netherlands

Organising team: 
University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU): 
Alay Llamas, Helene Voogdt, Joyce Browne
Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG): 
Jaco Verwey, Guus Eskens, Esther Jurgens
Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH): 
Karel Gyselinck, Esther Jurgens

*As defined by the Lancet-Rockefeller commission, click here for more info.