May 24-27, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The 12th International Conference on Urban Health was the first to be held in South Asia, attracting over 700 participants from over 60 countries. The conference theme was “Urban Health for a Sustainable Future: The Post 2015 Development Agenda.” This unique non-governmental global conference brought together interdisciplinary academic experts, program leaders, and policy makers from multiple sectors through 7 Plenaries and 31 breakout sessions, including a special track on reproductive health and family planning hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Additional Special Sessions were hosted by: The Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands, UNICEF, Water Aid, SIDA, USAID, The University of Leeds, PMNCH (WHO), UPHCSDP (Local Government Division, Bangladesh), the International City/County Management Association, and others.
The “Dhaka Statement on Urban Health in Sustainable Development” was finalized at the conference, ratified by participants and intended for sharing as an evidence-based advocacy tool to prioritize a focus on urban health and on the concerns of urban populations in the SDG negotiations and other stainable development initiatives at the United Nations.
Visit the conference website where you can find photographs and select presentations: www.icuh2015.org