Healthy societies, healthy populations (WP1734)

Whilst people in many countries are living longer, they are not necessarily living healthier lives. Changes in societies have contributed to improved health but have also caused many challenges and risks to people’s health and well-being.  Economic development has raised hundreds of millions of people out of poverty but is also driving many societal changes […]

The climate emergency: sharing perspectives to facilitate global climate action (WP1745)

How prepared are you for the ongoing climatic changes? What are you doing about climate change at a personal, collective and institutional levels, whether in the academic world or beyond?  This Wilton Park dialogue offers 30 Chevening Scholars the opportunity to discuss their perspectives on the climate emergency, their individual and collective responses and their recommendations for global action.  It will provide […]

The promise of digital health to address non-communicable diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries (WP1683)

“With the largest NCD burden occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and leading to and perpetuating poverty, the prevention and control of NCDs is an urgent development issue. The costs to individuals and society of healthcare and loss of income-earners hampers poverty reduction and sustainable development.  NCDs constrain the bottom billion in chronic poverty.”  This Wilton […]

Digital health leadership capacity building: a global approach (WP1730)

Summary   This workshop aims to develop a systems-based approach to digital health leadership in emerging economies, providing an opportunity to ‘join the dots’ across the information technology and health sectors. The focus is on supporting current and emerging digital health leaders in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). The goal is to establish the framework for an integrated digital […]

Reducing the harmful use of alcohol: towards a whole of society approach in the Caribbean, Central and South America (WP1706)

Reducing the harmful use of alcohol is one of the cornerstones of preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Political Declaration of the third United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting of the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases outlines the need for full, active and responsible engagement and participation of all relevant stakeholders to combat […]

Scaling up sport’s contribution to the SDGs: partnerships for impact (WP1707)

Sport has a unique ability to unify and inspire diverse audiences across the globe. With its universal appeal and cultural value, sport has the potential to act as a catalyst to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, advance inclusive development and tackle climate change by […]

Commonwealth Litter Programme: National workshop for the development of the marine litter and waste management policy and action plan, Belize (WP1709)

Led by the UK through the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and funded by the UK government through the Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) is supporting five countries across the Commonwealth to take action on plastics entering the oceans. Wilton Park, an agency […]

Reducing the harmful use of alcohol: towards a whole of society approach in Sub-Saharan Africa (WP1667)

Reducing the harmful use of alcohol is one of the cornerstones of preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Political Declaration of the third United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting of the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases outlines the need for full, active and responsible engagement and participation of all relevant stakeholders to combat […]

Defeating meningitis by 2030 – developing a global roadmap (WP1675)

Meningitis remains a universal public health challenge in countries around the world – cases and outbreaks are highly dreaded. The global number of deaths due to meningitis was estimated at around 380,000 annually. Deaths from meningitis and sepsis in children under the age of five were estimated to be as high as deaths due to […]