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Achieving the sustainable development goals: transforming public health education and practice: Report from a national conference

E Seekoe, D.T. Goon, N Nkutu, B Mayeye, S Tshabalala, S Mabaso, N Jinabhai

Abstract


A national conference titled “Achieving the sustainable development goals: Transforming public health education and practice” was held at the International Conference Centre in East London, South Africa, September 18_22, 2016. The event was jointly organised by the University of Fort Hare and the Public Health Association of South Africa. There were 300 registrants. They included policymakers, public health academics, students, health professionals, health service managers, non-governmental and community-based health organisations. The conference included 8 workshops, 4 satellite sessions, 4 panel discussions, 106 oral and 58 poster presentations and site visits. The conference focused on transforming public health education and practice in the context of South Africa. It enabled new networks to be established and existing ones consolidated.




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