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UN75 Day Two: Health, Wellbeing & Access to Healthcare

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Improving Healthcare Outcomes with Technology

This session will illustrate how international, cross border inter-disciplinary research can deliver potential diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. The following speakers will present at this session:

09:00 - 09:30: Professor Graham Ball, NTU - Introduction and scene setting

09:30 - 10:00: Professor Sasagu Kurozumi, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan

10:00 - 10:30: Professor Sanjeeva Srivastava, IIT Bombay Mumbai, India

10:30 - 11:00: Professor Sebastian Kobold, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany

Time: 09:00 - 11:00 GMT

Lead(s): Professor Graham Ball

Partners: India

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Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Access to health remains profoundly shaped by inequalities, stereotypes and stigma. Sexual health may seem a specific area of medical health, but it can have overwhelming and life-shaping consequences for individuals. This panel will share highlights from our completed and ongoing research that show how sexual health and wellbeing provide evidence of and case studies to understand ongoing inequalities. These demonstrate how human rights can be undermined locally, globally or for specific populations.

Time: 10:30  - 12:00 GMT

Lead(s): Professor Pam Alldred, Mathew Nyashanu, Roesch Ocran

Partners:  Dr Mathew Nyashanu - on UK and non UK sexual health access, and COVID-19 context findings; Professor Pam Alldred - on Universities supporting students who disclose sexual violence in UK and EU countries, and/or on engaging UK parents with their children’s sex and relationship education; Chloe Roesch (Doctoral Candidate) - on International Students' access to sexual health; Benedict Ocran (Doctoral Candidate) – on how parents’ views limit sexual health access in Ghana (not confirmed)

International panel members:  Dr Barbara Biglia (URV, Spain); Professor Norma de Piccolo or colleague (UNITO, Italy);
Professor Vesna Nikolik-Ristanovic (U Beograd, Serbia);  Sanja Copjic (Viktimološko društvo Srbije/Victimology Society Serbia)

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Access to Healthcare: Community Health Promotion and Education in Uganda

This dialogue will explore the NTU-MAK (Makerere University, Uganda) international partnership projects. We will explore the contributions of the different stakeholders and how they address the challenges they face in implementing primary healthcare projects.

Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GMT

Lead(s): Dr Linda Gibson, Deborah Ikhile, Dr David Musoke, Grace Lubega, Dr Jody Winter

Partners: Makerere University, Uganda

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Addictive Behaviours and Technology Use

This session will bring together an expert panel on technology use and addiction from around the world, spanning Europe, Australia and the USA. The aim is to discuss the extent to which technology use can be addictive, based on the experts’ academic, research and clinical expertise.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00 GMT

Lead(s): Professor Mark Griffiths, Dr Daria Kuss

Partners: Professor Christian Montag of the University of Ulm; Dr Hilarie Cash, RESTART Internet Addiction Treatment Centre, Seattle; Dr Vasilis Stavropoulos, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia; Dr Orsolya Kiraly, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; Dr Olatz Lopez-Fernandez, independent researcher, Barcelona, Spain

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Health and Wellbeing in Marginalised Communities

This panel discussion will focus on psychology and public health research into health and wellbeing in marginalised communities globally with a particular focus on ethnic minorities, refugees and the LGBT community during the COVID-19 outbreak. Bringing together international experts, the panel will outline emerging global research in various countries including the UK, Lebanon and Italy, discuss effective application and implementation of this research in policy and practice, and highlight the next steps in solving some of the remaining challenges in health and wellbeing in marginalised populations.

Time: 13:30 - 14:30 GMT

Lead(s): Prof Rusi Jaspal, Dr Emanuele Fino

Partners: Moubadda Assi, World Health Organization, Lebanon; Dr Ismael Maatouk, Clemenceau Centre, Beirut, Lebanon

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