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Health and Wellbeing Event - University of Greenwich, April 2019

28-Mar-2019

A Health & Wellbeing event is being held at the Medway Campus of University of Greenwich, Chatham.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

18:00 Registration & Coffee

18:30 Welcome & Introduction

Nilufa Choudhury

18:40 Environmental Degradation & Climate Change Impact on Public Health

Dr A. K. Rahman

Environmental degradation and climate change has created suffering on a much greater scale, disrupting essential services, such as water supply or sanitation and has put the health of large populations at risk. Engineers and technical specialists in water, sanitation, energy, environment, and in other related fields play a vital role to respond to these challenges and growing needs. The environment is one of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) core themes, providing leadership and highlighting the role that engineers can play in tackling many environmental issues and promoting the profession to develop future engineers to provide a more sustainable and eco-friendly engineering. The presentation will highlight some key projects where the Institution is providing technical leadership on environmental issues to improve public health.

19:00 Public Health & Tobacco Use

Hanifa Ditta

In the UK there were 484,700 hospital admissions in the year 2016-207 attributable to smoking. Smoking is the single biggest avoidable risk factor for cancer. This presentation gives an overview of the risks associated with smoking highlighting some of the major diseases. The presentation will also give the current help and support, for all ethnic groups, that is available within Medway for people who want to quit smoking.

19:30 Closing: Thanks & Acknowledgement

Nilufa Choudhury

19:35 Networking & Refreshments

20:00 End

The Health & Wellbeing event is being held at University of Greenwich - Medway Campus Room P134, Pembroke Building, Central Avenue, Chatham, ME4 4TB on Friday 12th April 2019 from 6pm – 8pm.

This event is FREE to attend and refreshments are provided.

For more information any queries, please email Nilu Chowdhury at niluchy@hotmail.co.uk.


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