Good Health & Well-Being: Kick-off Meeting of the UNESCO Chair in “Global Health & Education”
40 participants from all over the world took part in the kick-off meeting of the UNESCO Chair in Education and Health, which took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 26 and 27 February 2018, including CEEDD, represented by its Chair holder, Dr. Fadi El Hage. The main objective of this meeting was to meet with the main partners of the UNESCO Chair and to explore ways of collaboration with them for the implementation of its 4 year plan.
Committed to promoting the role of quality education (SDG4) in global health & well-being (SDG3), Dr. El Hage focused on the link between health and education with Sustainable Development”. He explained about the impact of a sustainable environment on humans health, as well as the importance of humans health and well-being for a sustainable environment, societal commitment and economic stability. He added that strengthening human health is a fundamental pillar for promoting individual, environmental and organizational change.
At the end of his intervention, Dr. El Hage highlighted that an effective scope of work has to be put in place ranging from research to training and communication, which makes it possible to establish procedures for the implementation and evaluation of health education policies at local and national level.