PHocus 2012

The “PHocus: Focusing on Public Health Conference” is organized by the Master of Public Health’s students and is intended to foster a dynamic environment of learning and networking among public health professionals.

The conference will revolve around the 3 following themes:

Disease Prevention

According to UNICEF and the WHO, around 10 million children under the age of 5 die every year. Most of these deaths can be attributed to preventable causes, such as diarrhea and measles. We hope to explore some of the prevention campaigns and efforts undertaken by the international community.

Legal and Ethical Issues

Although the UN convention on the “Rights of the Child” establishes a good foundation, the current international situation regarding children’s legal rights is far from ideal. Furthermore, there are ethical questions that surround the legal arena of children’s rights that are subject to constant global debate.

Society and health

The societal and cultural context in which policies are implemented is a major determinant of child health. Issues such as childhood nutrition, for example, whether it be due to the under or over consumption of food, cannot be addressed separately from surrounding societal expectations.

The health of children will be explored within these 3 themes which also represent many of the current challenges to improving the health and survival of children. In addition to speakers, the conference will include panel discussions and poster presentations by students and young researchers.

Programme and details on each session and invited speakers on PHocus 2012 website

Download the poster PHocus 2012 (pdf, 589 kb)

Practical information

Reid Hall – 4, rue de Chevreuse – 75006 Paris, FRANCE

On October 26, 2012, From 8:30 am to 5 pm

Published on 22 October 2012