Health promotion

Conference programme, day 2

Parallel sessions, day 2, 16:00 - 17:30

A) How to tackle health inequity within vulnerable populations? (Veranda 4)

  • How to ensure health equity of marginalized populations: Experiences from mainstreaming the health of migrants, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, International Organization for Migration
  • Closing the gap in Indigenous health outcomes: Experiences from Australia, Samantha Palmer, Australian Government, Australia

B) Action on the Social Determinants of Health: From measuring to implementation (Finlandia hall)

  • Measurement of health inequity as a driver for impacting policies, Hoda Rashad, American University in Kairo, Egypt
  • Global and local experiences from the Commission for a socially sustainable Malmö, Denny Vågerö, Centre for Health Equity Studies, Sweden

C) Using a rights-based approach towards improving health (Veranda 3)

  • Right to health and access to medicines: A case from Brazil, Paulo Buss, FIOCRUZ, Brazil
  • The Convention on Rights of the Child and exerting accountability through Committee on the Rights of the Child, Lida Lhotska, International Baby Food Action Network

D) Use of fiscal measures in promoting population health (Veranda 1)

  • The role of fiscal measures in health promotion, Franco Sassi, Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development

E) Health and economic benefits through early childhood and education interventions (Veranda 2)

  • Is there an economic argument for addressing the social determinants of health and health inequalities? Mark Suhrcke, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
  • Education and early child development interventions as health policies: The economic evidence, Carmen de Paz, Spain
  • The use of economic rationales in intersectoral programmes in Mexico: What have we learnt? Adolfo Martinez Valle, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico