European Institute for Asian Studies
The Philippines at the Heart of Planetary Health
  • Start04:00 PM - Dec 04 2019
  • End05:30 PM - Dec 04 2019
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels
  • +32 2 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org

Programme:  

Expert exchange with:

Dr. Renzo GuintoVisiting Fellow, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium;  Doctor of Public Health graduate, Harvard University, USA; Chief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab, Philippines

Representative from DG Climate (tbc)

Mr Walter Kennes, Senior Associate, EIAS 

Moderator: Ms Lin Goethals, Programme Director, EIAS 

Word of welcome: H.E. Eduardo José de Vega, Ambassador of the Philippines to the EU

The world’s climate is changing and coastal Southeast Asian communities are among the most hardly hit by the natural calamities resulting from these alterations. Southeast Asia is also an area where healthcare development status is significantly diverse – between and within countries. The Philippines is an significant example of such a combination of factors, with an increasing number of man-made disasters affecting communities where healthcare systems are already underdeveloped. How can already fragile health systems around Southeast Asia, and in the Philippines in particular, respond to health challenges likely to result from this planetary crisis?

The Embassy of the Philippines to Belgium and Luxembourg, Mission of the Philippines to the European Union and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) cordially invite you to an academic discussion and a short-film screening addressing these issues on 4 December 2019 in Brussels. This event will bring together global concerns such as climate change and human health, shedding light on the nexus between increasing man-made natural adversities and growing health needs. It will discuss why future projects aimed at strengthening and/or developing the health sector in the Philippines should have community engagement and climate resilience as their primary objectives. 


Wednesday, 4 December, 16h00 – 17h30, followed by a networking reception with Filipino delicacies

Registration from 15h30

Venue:  EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels

 

You can download Dr Guinto’s PowerPoint presentation here and watch his videos here:

Ajuy:

Del Carmen:


The world’s climate is changing and coastal Southeast Asian communities are among the most hardly hit by the natural calamities resulting from these alterations. How can already fragile health systems around Southeast Asia, and in the Philippines in particular, respond to health challenges likely to result from this planetary crisis?



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