Urban Health Symposium
The Centre for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH), with several partner organisations, held a two day national urban health symposium titled ‘Urban Health Symposium: Taking Action for Healthy Cities in Bangladesh’ in Dhaka on 22-23 November 2013. The pioneering symposium brought together over 500 people including 75 national and international leaders who helped set the agenda for priority action areas on urban health and the way forward in tackling these emerging urban issues.
The consensus of the symposium was that healthy, inclusive cities in Bangladesh require multidisciplinary action and committed collaboration. Lessons from other nations grappling with urbanisation, as well as from Bangladesh, illuminated the path forward. Bangladesh is well placed to take a healthy cities agenda forward, under the assumption that a positive policy environment is supported by a return to relative political stability. Innovations are already taking place which can be harvested and the negative implications of unplanned urbanisation are being recognised nationally.
International conference and presentations:
Participation in the Health Systems in Asia Conference in Singapore:
Members of the team (Prof. Alayne Adams, Prof. Sabina Faiz Rashid and Dr. Nadira Sultana kakoly) presented findings from the UPPR case study at the conference and Dr. Nadira Sultana kakolyreceived the best poster award.
Participation in the thirdGlobal Symposium on Health Systems Research in South Africa
Three members from CUEH, Dean Professor Sabina Faiz Rashid, Co-Director Professor Alayne Adams, and Dr Nadira Sultana Kakoly participated in the thirdGlobal Symposium on Health Systems Research in South Africa from 30 September- 3 October 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The participants took active part in the oral presentation of the research findings from the centreas well as developingmany networking opportunities for future work.
Participation in ICUH 2015 in Dhaka
Members from CUEH, Dean Sabina Faiz Rashid, Co-Director Professor Alayne Adams were part of theorganising committee for the Urban Health Conference 2015 held in Dhaka in 2015. Research findings from the centrewerepresented at the conference by Dr Nadira Sultana Kakoly, Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dr. Alayne Adams, Mr. Tapas Mazumdar from JPGSPH.