About this event
Join us to hear from Professor Mike Templeton Professor, Imperial College London, as we explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals , with a focus on Goal 3; Good Health and Wellbeing.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals were set to combat urgent environmental, political, and economic challenges facing our world. As the world is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, a spotlight has been shined on SDG #3 Good Health & Well-being as global health systems have been devastated and many lives continue to be affected.
Every country faces their own set of challenges before and after the pandemic. Students and universities can play a vital role in helping advance goal #3 to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. This talk is part of the Global Challenge Lab 2021, a ten day virtual entrepreneurship hackathon, the goal is divided into four categories for students and recent alumni to come up with solutions for:
● Women & Children’s Health
● Access to Healthcare
● Mental Health & Non-communicable Diseases
● Communicable diseases
About Professor Mike Templeton
Co-chair of the Global Development Hub
Professor of Public Health Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
Professor Templeton’s research focuses on addressing public health challenges related to water supply and sanitation. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has served on strategic advisory groups and technical review panels for the World Health Organization, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund, and the Swedish Research Council. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Templeton heads the WISER project (Water Infrastructure for Schistosomiasis-Endemic Regions) which aimed to address schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease affecting est. 258 million people in 78 countries, using water infrastructure and monitoring.
About the Global Development Hub
Our global society faces urgent and unprecedented challenges, including the urgent need to respond to anthropogenic environmental change; plateauing crop yields in the face of a growing population; continuing epidemics of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV; health inequalities; and rising air pollution in our rapidly expanding cities.
As a world-leading STEM institution, Imperial has a critical role in finding innovative solutions to these shared global challenges and in accelerating society towards a more resilient, sustainable future.
The Global Development Hub brings together Imperial’s expertise to maximise the global impact of our world-leading research, education and innovation, engage with the United Nations Sustainable Agenda 2030, and prepare for the sustainability challenges that might arise 20, 30 or even 50 years into the future.
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