PLEN 2 PLENARY SESSION 2: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes

Friday, 25 July 2014: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Description/Overview: Health is central in development and has been identified as a critical indicator for sustainable development. Three of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) focused specifically on health. The question and debate for the future is how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post-2015 should reflect health, as these goals shape agendas and determine resource allocation. In this session the status of the achievement of the MDGs will evaluated, the changing global health agenda will be explored and some insights shared into how health could be linked to the SDGs post-2015. Specific attention will be given to health outcomes that are important indicators of achieving sustainability. Nurses are the the largest group of health professionals, and often the only available human resource for health in communities, and will play a critical role towards sustainable development by reducing the burden of disease. How nurses can strengthen health systems through being engaging will also be given attention during this plenary session.
Moderators:  Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL
Organizers:  Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, FUNDISA, University of the Western Cape and North-West University, Pretoria, South Africa