International Discussion Forum – What Role for EcoHealth

Global Processes linking Ecology & Health – What role for EcoHealth?

Day 2: WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2012 – Theme: Vulnerable Populations, Vulnerable Ecosystems, and Health, 19:30 – 21:00.

Everyone was invited to participate free in this live international discussion. This EcoHealth2012 Marquis event was intended to feed into the development of an IAEH Kunming Position Statement. As with the formation of the EcoHealth statement, the themes guiding this evening’s discussion are informed by the following view:

Global attempts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their targets are increasing. This intensive effort has come at a time when it is becoming ever more likely that some, or even many of the goals and targets, will not be met by 2015. A reasonable case can be made to demonstrate that the unmet goals and targets can be explained with reference to EcoHealth principles, and that significant advances can also be made according to these principles. What contributions could we make now to improve outcomes by 2015, and/or what would need to happen after 2015? And what kind of collaborative initiatives should we embark upon with other organisations to achieve them?

Moderator: Margot Parkes (IAEH President)

Pierre Horwitz (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Jonathan Patz (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Carlos Corvalan (Pan American Health Organization, live from Brazil)
Contribution from Convention on Biological Diversity 11th Conference of Parties (Live from COP meeting in Hyderabad, India)


To view the Open Invitation to the Global Processes linking Ecology & Health – What role for EcoHealth? event please click here.

To view the session please visit the EcoHealth2012 Audio & Video Library.

To view the position statement addressed in this session please see the Kunming Statement.