Poverty, Food and Health in Welfare: current issues, future perspectives (PFH2003)

Venue: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Jul 01, 2003 End Date/Time: Jul 04, 2003
Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2002
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Food insecurity and hunger is an intolerable reality for more then 815 million people throughout the world, including the developed countries. These people simply don’t have enough food to meet their basic and nutritional needs, as a result of their misery. Deep poverty remains too prevalent and is likely to persist unless urgent, determined and concerted action is taken. There is solid evidence of how health had been affected by poverty. Investing in nutrition and health will help the world tackle poverty and reduce drastically the global burden of disease. If we do so, hundreds of millions of people will be better able to fulfil their potential, legitimate human rights and be driving forces in development. The debate on a more wide-ranging and effective policies is now on, and our aim is that this event should contribute to raise new ideas and perspectives to tackling poverty and health inequalities.

Our objective is to gather together some of the leading experts from different fields in order to generate authoritative and meaningful debate, while seeking at the same time to ensure an appropriate stakeholder representation.

The Scientific Programme has to face the challenge of dramatic socio-economic transformations while leading experts will analyse the burden of poverty, hunger and disease. This Conference offers an outstanding opportunity for the discussion and dissemination of research findings, reviews and theory in all areas of common interest to researchers, health professionals, social scientist, policymakers, educators and students through plenary sessions, workshops, poster sessions and social gatherings.

The social and parallel programs for accompanying persons, and the pre and post tourism proposals are the final arguments for you to take the decision to bring your family and guests. So, reserve the date July 1-4, 2003 in your agenda, making sure you do not miss this unforgettable experience