Healthy People on a Healthy Planet – Round up 2020

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In the first cross-border collaboration of its kind, global health North-South Ireland partners came together to co-host this year’s Global Health conference, 2020. The live web event was convened under the theme: Healthy People on a Healthy Planet Five Years on from the SDGs in the era of COVID-19.

Partners included: The Irish Global Health Network (IGHN) ; Queen’s University Belfast; the Department of Health Northern Ireland; the Coalition of Aid and Development Agencies in Northern Ireland; the Environmental Association of Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. 

In the context of the major global health challenges facing populations, the conference tracked progress five years on from the SDGs and examined areas of concern in the era of COVID-19.  The conference brought together 28 leading international speakers and more than 150 live participants.

The two-day 2020 programme was consolidated under the following streams: Migration, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate and Environment, Global Food Supply, Eye Health and Vision 2020, Nursing and Midwifery in the WHO Designated International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and COVID-19.

Scroll down to see speaker recordings and presentations  



Welcome and Opening Remarks

Diarmuid O'Donovan - Professor in Global Health, Queen’s University Belfast
Nadine Ferris France - Executive Director, Irish Global Health Network


Emilia Aragon de Leon - Technical Officer, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Lorna Gold as Moderator

Morning Plenary

Planery: Five Years on from the SDGs: Challenges and Successes

Dara McAnulty (Video Interview)
Nick Watts
Fran McConville
Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil
Morning Plenary Q&A

Afternoon Plenary


Ciaran Mooney
Peter Anderson

Five Years on from the SDGs: Way Forward

Clare Gilbert
Renzo Guinto
Judy Khanyola
Vanessa Nakata
Afternoon Plenary Q&A

Evening Plenary

Post-COVID Global Health: The New Reality for Young Professionals

Chris Jenkins
Danielle Agnellno as Keynote Speaker
Shakira Choonara
Kim Van Dallen
Eamonn Faller
Mentimeter and Survey

Day 2 - Friday 25th

Morning Panel Challenges and Success of COVID-19: Diverse Perspectives

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome – Anne Matthews and Gary McFarlane 

David Weakliam as Moderator
Anthony Costello - Keynote
Charlotte McArdle
Tim Lang
Joe Gallagher
Lesego Tlhwale
Morning Planery Q&A

Afternoon Planery

Way Forward: Health System Strengthening to Manage the Rise in Non-Communicable Diseases in the COVID-19 Context

Introduction with Rosie
Robert Mash as Moderator
Khuat Thi Hai Oanh
Karl Blanchet
Miriam Orcutt
Mohammed Haqmal
Afternoon Q&A

Committee Members 2020

Queen's University Belfast

Diarmuid O'Donovan
Nathan Congdon
Frank Kee
Ving Fai Chan
Lynne Lohfeld
Chris Jenkins
Sonya Clarke
Samantha Jameson
Jacci Allison
Niamh McElherron

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Gary McFarlane

The Coalition of Aid and Development Agencies in Northern Ireland (CADA)

Peter Anderson

Department of Health Northern Ireland

Dale Spence

Irish Global Health Network

Niall Roche

Chair of Morning Panel Day 1 (LEAD)

Nadine Ferris France

Day 2 Morning Panel lead

Joan Bolger
Hala Ali
Megan Davis
Nor Nasib
Rosie James

Day 2 Afternoon Panel Lead 

Ciaran Mooney
(Sky) Warisala Chatuchinda


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