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Dynamic changes in health systems: examples of contemporary health issues

Co-chairs Indonesia and the Netherlands

Prof Dr Ida Parwati, (Dr Hasan Sadikin General Hospital Bandung, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia).

Prof Dr Constance Schultsz (Academic Medical Center-Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)]

Urbanization, migration, western lifestyles, and decreasing biodiversity are only a few of many drivers of (re-)emerging communicable and non-communicable diseases. The converging epidemics of infectious diseases and cardiovascular- and other non-communicable diseases require interventions that are not only effective but also feasible and affordable.

The Health sessions will present research on two key examples of health issues that require resilient and adaptive health systems in order to address population and individual patient needs. Antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide threat that requires urgent action, including in Indonesia. The first session will focus its discussion on research priorities in the field of antimicrobial resistance. In the second session the discussion will focus on the epidemic of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and its association with infectious diseases. For both sessions, experts and stakeholders will be invited to participate.

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