Aiming for developed yet healthy cities

  • 2014•07•10     Penang Monthly

    Excerpt from the article by Jeffrey Hardy Quah:

    A public health physician, [Capon] is also the director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University, which is based on the UKM Medical Centre campus in KL. Global health, as he describes it, is about the health of the population as a whole and about matters that require, if not demand, a global response. The institute tackles big picture issues ranging from climate change to obesity to urbanisation. “We’re thinking about health in its ecological and social contexts, which of course includes economic dimensions,” he says. “It’s about how health fits in development.”