We are organizing the 4th International Seminar on Public Health Education (ISPHE), to be held in Semarang (Indonesia) on May 8-9 2018. The event is organized by the Faculty of Sports Science of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), in collaboration with the Health Education National Networking (JNPK) Indonesia, the Indonesian Public Health Association (IAKMI) and some prominent Indonesia universities in health education and sport (Malang State University, Gorontalo State University, and Manado State University).
Held since 2014, the annual event has received enormous enthusiasm from Health Education and Sport (HES) scholars and practitioners all over the world. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ISPHE UNNES (in 2014, 2015, and 2017) were attended by approximately 200 participants, including 50 presenters from 7 countries.
Health, physical activity and medicine play a crucial role in our lives. In this 21st century, these three areas cannot work without technology and innovation. Advances in health, medicine, physical activity and sport technology are part of the growing global concern of wellbeing discussion. At the individual level, technology innovation is changing the way that we practice and connect with general health. For instance, smartphone or wearables are two of so many products that increase the way that we made health or live a better life.
Health is crucial for sustainable human development, both as an inalienable human right and a n essential contributor to the economic growth of society. Health is also a good summative measure of the progress of nations in achieving sustainable development. WHO states that health is a precondition for and an outcome and indicator of all three dimensions of sustainable development. Sustainable development can be achieved only in the absence of a high prevalence of debilitating communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCD), including emerging and re-emerging diseases, and when populations can reach a state of physical, mental and social well-being.
Health contributes to national development through productive employment, reduced expenditure on illness care and greater social cohesion. By promoting good health at all ages, the benefits of development extend across generations. Investments in primary health care can promote health across all social groups and reduce health inequities within and between countries. Improving performance of health systems by enhancing financial and human resources, appropriate use of technology, community empowerment and good governance will advance this agenda.
Driven by this milestone recognition and based on the past success of ISPHE activities in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and programmes across multiple sectors; health, physical activity and medicine will continue to advance global development assisting in the work towards, and the realization of, the SDGs. One of importants way to achieve the goal is using technology, both health and medical technologies. The use of technology and online systems is increasingly acknowledged as a useful and participatory tool to overcome health-related problems.
This seminar brings together academic experts and practitioners from South East Asia and beyond to share new knowledge, ideas and experiences pertaining to Public Health, Education, Physical Activity and Medicine. The general theme of the seminar is ‘Weelbeing Promotion and Technologies: Health, Physical Activity and Medicine’ according to some strategies and with focus on: Promoting health, sport, physical activity and green lifestyles; Innovation on preventive medicine, Making health and sport facilities more attractive for people; Raising awareness of how sport can promote teamwork, Intercultural learning and responsibility; Promoting cooperation between universities, Research Centres, Sport Organizations, as well Health Institutions and Industry.
In cooperation with The Wujil Resorts and Conventions, we are expecting you in our comfort, green and natural conference venues located in hilly mountain Semarang. We are looking forward to seeing you in Semarang.