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Planetary Health Conference 2020

The conference aims to showcase and stimulate existing and new planetary health research conducted in West Africa with a focus on local and early career researchers.

PHC2020

Hosted by MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM in partnership with the Government of The Gambia and our Centre for Climate Change & Planetary Health, the theme of the conference is ‘Climate change and planetary health in West Africa: reviewing evidence, identifying gaps, finding solutions.’

Key topics include food security, infectious diseases, sustainable cities, direct heat impacts, and air pollution.

The conference aims to showcase and stimulate existing and new planetary health research conducted in West Africa with a focus on local and early career researchers.  The conference will:

  • Facilitate a review of current research on planetary health in West Africa and the Sahel;
  • Enable networking and communication amongst researchers and key stakeholders;
  • Define research themes of relevance for the sub-region;
  • Facilitate mentorship and training of young scientists on planetary health in West Africa.

Professor Alan Dangour and Professor Martin Antonio will co-host the conference. 

** Call for abstracts now open until 8 November, with travel grants available for LMIC participants who have abstracts accepted. Full details at https://www.phconference2020.com/media **

Further details, including agenda and registration will be available on the conference website.

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