Global health: prospects and challenges beyond the Millennium Development Goals.
This presentation will use results from a series of analyses related to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study to highlight global and regional transitions in major global health risk factors and consider the consequences for the health of populations worldwide
Majid Ezzati, Chair in Global Environmental Health, Imperial College London
Majid Ezzati is the Chair in Global Environmental Health at Imperial College London. Dr. Ezzati's research interests are centred around understanding the determinants of, and risk factors for, health and disease at the population level, especially as they change through technological innovation and technology management. His research focuses on the exposure to and health effects of environmental, behavioural, nutritional, and metabolic risk factors and their interventions. His research group has conducted field research in Kenya, Ghana, and The Gambia. He led the World Health Organization’s collaborative project on risk factors (titled “the Comparative Risk Assessment Project”) which appeared in the World Health Report 2002: Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life and is currently leading the Comparative Risk Assessment component of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2005 Study and the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases.
Coach House, Green College