Saturday, July 13, 2024

Health in All Policies: Advancing Multisectoral Collaboration for Health Equity

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Join the WHO Global Knowledge Network for Health Equity and the Global Network for Health in All Policies for a webinar exploring Health in All Policies (HiAP) and its potential for advancing equity across various sectors.

Objectives:

  • Learn about HiAP and its potential for comprehensive action on health equity;
  • Explore the WHO Sustainable Multisectoral Collaboration Based on Health in All Policies Approaches guidance document and its usefulness to implement HiAP;
  • Share experiences from stakeholders and countries who have developed and implemented HiAP initiatives.

Target audiences:

This webinar is primarily targeted to government officials and stakeholders in countries tasked with coordinating actions on social determinants at a national level.

Programme:

Welcome and introductions:

Etienne Krug, Director, Department of Social Determinants of Health, WHO

Presentation:

Health in All Policies (HiAP): What it is, how it contributes to health equity, and how WHO guidance can support implementation. Nicole Valentine, Programme Manager and Technical Officer, Department of Social Determinants of Health, WHO

Panel discussion and Q & A:

Learning by examples: HiAP and impacts on health equity. Facilitated by Carmel Williams, Director, Centre for HiAP Research Translation, Australia

  • Thailand – HiAP and Thai School Lunch policy
    Dr. Tipicha Posayanonda, National Health Commission Office
  • Kenya – Integration of Health and Nutrition in Other Sectors
    Gladys Mugambi, Head Directorate of Health Promotion and Education, Ministry of Health
  • Iceland – Wellbeing for All in a Health-Promoting Community
    Ms Gigja Gunnarsdottir, National Network Coordinator, Directorate of Health, Public Health Institute

Conclusion:

Sudhvir Singh, Unit Head, Equity and Health, Department of Social Determinants of Health, WHO

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