Be-cause health, the Belgian platform for international health organises its annual conference on 23 and 24th November 2021, both in in Brussels and online. This year’s conference will look at the pathways and interrelations through which the climate emergency may impact health outcomes. The annual international conference brings together Belgian and international development and health professionals, NGOs and academic researchers.
While the world struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, the accelerating health crisis, induced by the climate emergency, requires our even more urgent attention. No country – much more so for a poor than a rich country – is immune from the health impacts of climate change. People around the world face increasing extremes of heat, food and water insecurity, and changing patterns of infectious and chronic diseases. Unless urgent action is taken, the health impacts of the climate emergency will bring further disruption, threaten lives and livelihoods and compromise the health systems we depend on.
Be-cause Health invites interested stakeholders to submit (scientific) abstracts on recent (research) findings, case studies or stories that show how their organisations and their partners are impacted by the climate emergency and how they address this in their health activities and programs (day 1); and
transformation could be enabled especially towards a circular and socially just economic system, that respects the planetary boundaries (day 2).
Visit the conference website for more information on the event, and how to submit your abstract.