Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background.
The Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health (MUCH) is part of the Institute of Population Health within the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre at the University of Manchester. Their mission is to perform world-class research applicable to populations locally, nationally and globally. Confirmed Keynote speakers include: Dr Claudia Stein - Director, Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Dr Santino Severoni – Coordinator, Public Health and Migration, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Professor Danny Dorling - Halford Mackinder Professor in Geography, University of Oxford Professor John Newton - Director of Health Improvement, Public Health England
World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis, encourage actions and engagement by individuals, partners and the public and highlight the need for a greater global response as outlined in the WHO's Global hepatitis report of 2017. The date of 28 July was chosen because it is the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus. Low coverage of testing and treatment is the most important gap to be addressed in order to achieve the global elimination goals by 2030.
The European Commission organises, in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, a Global Vaccination Summit. The event takes place under the joint auspices of the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The overall objective is to give high level visibility and political endorsement to the topic of vaccination and issue a statement to endorse and promote the benefits of vaccination as the most successful public health measure that saves millions of lives every year. It will demonstrate EU leadership for global commitment to vaccination, boost political commitment towards eliminating vaccine preventable diseases and engage political leaders and leaders from scientific, medical, industry, philanthropic and civil society.