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Winner 2022 - Day 2 » Planetary Health – Shaping the Future of Equitable and Sustainable Health for All

Planetary Health – Shaping the Future of Equitable and Sustainable Health for All


Medical doctor from the Philippines and is working as a Project Manager and Teaching Fellow at UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

Assistant Professor at UMC Utrecht and concurrently is a researcher at the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University

Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia

Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial.

Event Details

Day 2
October 19th, 2022
15.15 – 16.30 GMT+7 / 10.15-11.30 GMT+2

Our planet is around 4.5 billion years old, and modern humans (homo sapiens) have been around merely 300,000 years. Yet, we have become the single most influential species on earth. Our collective activities that are rapidly disrupting Earth’s natural systems is threatening the health of humans today. The inseparable relationship between humans and their environment is captured in the concept of Planetary Health.

Southeast Asian nations are at the epicentre of the global climate change crisis. Recognizing the need for immediate action, UMC Utrecht, University Gadjah Mada, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh and St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines is now aiming to work together to unify local and international experience and expertise to pursue a collaborative approach on planetary health.


In this panel discussion, each institution will present ideas and answer questions relevant to planetary health:

How can we identify new pathways for fostering behaviors that will support coexistence of humans and their environment? What actions are needed to protect wellbeing at the global level to improve our socio-ecological resilience? What is the role of health professionals and researchers in planetary health? Additionally, we will explore ways to move forward and define partnerships that are resilient, sustainable, and equitable.

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