Welcome to the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit, October 25-26th at Uppsala Castle in Sweden. Food lies at the heart of both health and sustainable development, yet our current food systems are “making us ill, driving climatic change and undermining the health of ecosystems and the essential services on which our health and well-being depend" (WHO). COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine have made matters worse and sparked a global food crisis. As always, it is the most marginalized and excluded who are the hardest hit. This Summit will focus on the next steps needed to make the shift towards sustainable, equitable food systems that can deliver better health outcomes.
Uppsala Health Summit is an annual international arena that brings together a unique mix of participants from industry, civil society, academia and the public sector. Around 200 participants are invited to the meeting, and the participants are experts, policymakers and other ‘stakeholders’ in the field who come from all over the world, including low- and middle-income countries. At the Summit we will discuss policy and evidence-based implementation regarding food systems across scientific disciplines and sector boundaries, in both workshops and plenary sessions. You can read about our nine workshops here.
Your contribution will make a difference! We hope you would like to join us for an engaging summit of dialogue with colleagues from around the world. Sign up and let us know of your interest in participating. For more information and updates visit the Health Summit Website.