Improving Global Health

Global Urban Development is deeply committed to improving public health for people and communities throughout the world. Our particular focus is on people who are living and working in urban environments.  Public health is a vital necessity and an essential foundation for generating sustainable prosperity and quality of life worldwide in the 21st century.  Currently this GUD committee is working with the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) on the IUHPE Working Group on Climate Change and Health.  The impetus for creating such a Working Group grew out of a recent workshop at IUHPE’s World Conference on Health Promotion in Geneva, Switzerland on July 12, 2010.  The workshop on “Leaving Coal in the Ground: Building a Sustainable Economy and Ending a Global Health Crisis by 2030” was organized by Dr. Vivian Lin, IUHPE Vice President for Scientific Affairs. 

Click here to download a PDF of Leaving Coal in the Ground: Building a Sustainable Economy and Ending a Global Health Crisis by 2030.


Improving Global Health Committee

Co-Chairs: Claire Blanchard, Wilfried Kreisel, and Vivian Lin

Nefise Bazoglu

Lucelena Betancur

Edward Blakely

Rinaldo Brutoco

Sundar Burra

Tim Campbell

Susan Chaplin

Gail Christopher

Kristie Daniel

Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

Malika Djebli

Ladislau Dowbor

Peter Droege

Leonard Duhl

Alain Durand-Lasserve

Deeohn Ferris

Sharon Friel

Matthew Hawkins

Paola Jiron

Lorna Johnson

Jane Katz

Vincent Kitio

Claudia Laub

Bruce Lustig

Andreia Marin Martins

John McKoy

Jane McRae

Rebecka Nolmark

Marta Nunes da Costa

Lora O’Connor

Carla O'Dell

Mary Jane Ortega

Jordan Panayotov

Terry Patinkin

Janice Perlman

Glorianna Pionati

Jonas Rabinovitch

Cynthia Robbins

James Rochow

Jocelyn Rugunda

Nathan Sandwick

Wicaksono Sarosa

Richard Seline

Nola-Kate Seymoar

Ranjit Sivaprakasam

Marta Tellado

Steve Viederman

Patrick Wakely

Rasna Warah

Emiel Wegelin

Mark Weinheimer

Nicholas You

Muhammad Yunus

Robert Zdenek



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