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					Health, wellbeing and ESD

Byeong Da-choi, Nguka Gordon, Marlene Mader,
Samuel Maling, Clemens Mader, Wim Hiemstra,
   Karen Adshead, Jos Rijkers, Jim Taylor, Jane
Claricoates, Yoko Mori, Unnikrishnan Payyappalli

                22nd Nov 2011
             10.30 AM- 12.30 PM
                           Overview
• Kotabharu, Malaysia meeting – May 2008 – (UNU-IAS, RCE Network,
  UNU-IIGH)
  18 RCEs participated, Reorientation of professionals on principles of
  sustainability, Community health

• - Yokohama round table – Health and sustainability – January and August
  2009
  Community health and nutrition, traditional medicine, health professional
  migration. Asian RCEs
 Contd.
• Bangalore – Nov 2009 - Traditional medicine and
  Community health
• Case studies from RCE Yogyakarta, Cebu, Kyrgyzstan,
  Cairo, Makana, Kodagu, Penang, Bangalore, Guatemala,
  Saskatchewan, Greater Nairobi, Kalimantan, Yokohama.
• Several follow up programs – regional exchanges, local
  projects, side events

• - Penang – Nov 2011, Traditional health practitioners
  capacity building workshop and conference of
  traditional medicine
• - Strengthening informal learning for community health
• - Leading to COP 11, People’s health movement, World
  health assembly
       Experiences among RCEs
• Healthy environments, water, sanitation
• Social determinants/cultural dimensions
• Traditional/complementary, alternative medicine,
  recognition of local knowledge holders
• Preventive health and sustainable lifestyles
• Healthy food gardens
• Neglected areas – diseases, elderly care
• Social inequality/disparity
• Community based education
• Myths of healthcare
              Shared vision
• How people learn about health and what
  brings about social change

• Community health
           Major challenges
• Communication and sharing of experiences
• Ethical challenges related to research
• Vertical programs/policies
• Literacy
• Too much dependency on health systems and
  lack of responsibility for own health
• North-south linkages
• Inter knowledge system issues
         Learning approaches
• Community based learning – root cause
  analysis
• Transformative perspectives on health
  intervention and education
                   Strategies
• Advancing research through multistake holder and
  multidisciplinary approach
• Converting learning materials for self study
• Community health education
• Integration approach for clinical medicine
• Linkages with outside ESD experiences
• Creating a platform for RCEs to interact more
  effectively
• RCEs working in the area would take leadership for
  the specific theme to advance the research, capacity
  building
• Social media, 1 minute youtube video, RCE website,
  curriculum development via. Social learning

				
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