The Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) to lead the activities during January 27- February 2, 2022
Dubai, January 28, 2022: In line with the Health and Wellness Week at Expo 2020 Dubai, the Swiss Pavilion is organizing a series of talks, lectures and panel discussions, focusing on human wellness and public health. Experts from Switzerland, the UAE and the region will share their views and experiences on this multidisciplinary way of looking at wellness.
The activities during the week linked to the importance of public health come in line with the UN SDGs, which are a universal call to action to protect the planet, end poverty and ensure global peace and prosperity.
The Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) is leading the Health and Wellness Week activities and it is a foundation of Swiss universities that assembles the inter-university faculty of public health sciences affiliated with 12 Swiss universities. SSPH+ is also the national coordinating body for the promotion of post-graduate university education and research in public health.
Mr. Dante Larini, Project Manager of Swissnex at the Swiss Pavilion, said, “Together, the 17 UN SDGs bring forth the message of human wellness and its sustainability in the long run. Public health is a significant and strategic element of human wellness and the Health and Wellness Week will explore multidisciplinary perspectives on the subject. In the backdrop of the continuing COVID and pandemic circumstances, we consider it as very salient to focus on public health.”
The key events during the Health and Wellness Week include a presentation on January 31 at the Swiss Pavilion, entitled, 'Young Minds for Healthy Lives on Healthy Planet.' A Q&A led by young UAE participants reviewing scientific papers will follow the presentation.
During the week, students from Accademia Teatro Dimitri from Ticino will interpret public health and SDGs artistically through a unique combination of science and art. This will be complemented by an exhibit designed by students of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
Other activities include a panel by SSPH+ on Health in Urban Space, presentations by PHD students on tackling public health, presentations by Swiss experts on public health beyond the pandemic and a WHO-Europe panel on COVID-19.