Thu, Apr 05|
How to Change Health Systems for a Sustainable Future
Attend a lecture by Dr. Anthony Costello, FMedSci, Climate Change Leader in Residence, current professor of Global Health at the University College London and former Director of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, WHO. Refreshments will be served!
Time & Location
Apr 05, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hope 110, 315 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
About The Event
"How to change health systems for a sustainable future" will cover such issues as:
- The challenge of sustainability within health systems
- Leverage points for systems change
- Information flows
- Influencing the rules of the health system
- Changing mindsets.
- Reducing health care GHGs.
Refreshments will be served!
Dr. Costell Bio
Dr. Costello served as chair of the 2009 Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change and as co-chair of the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, which mapped out the health impacts of climate change and the necessary policy responses. He currently co-chairs “Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change,” an international research collaboration dedicated to tracking the world's response to climate change and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. Reporting annually in The Lancet, the Countdown follows a series of indicators, demonstrating that this transition is possible, that it has already begun, but that more work is needed. In his work in maternal and child health, he founded an international charity, Women and Children First, which mobilizes women’s groups across Africa and south Asia. He also serves on the Board of the global Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, chaired by Dr Graca Machel. Dr. Costello holds fellowships of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians. In April 2011, he received the James Spence Medal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In May 2016 he received the BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award.