The Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN) was established in September 2000 as a network of non-governmental, voluntary organisations. Their aim is to reduce the consumption of alcohol and other drugs and support restrictive alcohol and drug policy.
In the fourth week of June 2020 the 13th Nordic Public Health conference will take place in Iceland.
The theme of the conference is “Health and wellbeing for all – heading for the future”.
The conference is a platform for the Nordic countries to come together, share knowledge, experience and cultivate professional relationships and networks in the field of public health.
Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) are recognised as the world’s biggest killer and cause of disability, constituting a global health crisis that requires an urgent policy response. This was acknowledged by world leaders at three UN High-Level Meetings on NCDs, meriting a dedicated target in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.
The Geneva Health Forum, created in 2006, is one of the most important conferences of Global Health.
Every two years the GHF brings together Swiss and international participants from all sectors.
The overall goal of the Geneva Health Forum is to promote innovative practices that improve care access, especially in resource-poor settings.
To achieve this goal, the Geneva Health Forum aims to:
The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a growing number of jurisdictions where the possession of scheduled drugs for personal use has been decriminalised.
The need to reduce alcohol-related harms has been recognized by the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol (adopted by the Sixty-third World Health Assembly), the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Plan of Action to Reduce the Harmful Use o
Following their 2019 conference, the Lisbon Addictions team have gathered posters and information about the presentations from the event.
The co-producers have built coherent packages of topical strands, sessions and guided poster tours.
Sessions and posters are grouped into the following categories: