The 12th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 24–27 May 2015, signaling awareness of the growing challenges to urban health in Asian nations and throughout the developing world.
The UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) contributed significantly to the success of the conference. Director Tony Capon served on the organising committee, and Research Fellows José Siri, Uta Dietrich, Atsuro Tsutsumi and Postdoctoral Fellow Emdad Haque delivered presentations (including two plenary speeches) spanning various conference themes, including:
A special session at the conference introduced the new UNU-sponsored International Council for Science Programme on urban health and well-being, and the associated research activities at UNU-IIGH.
For more information on the event, see the UNU-IIGH website.