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Prof. Maziar Moradi-Lakeh as one of the Top 5 USERN Advisors in 2020

 | Post date: 2021/01/5 | 

Prof. Maziar Moradi-Lakeh as one of the Top 5 USERN Advisors in 2020

Today, on January 1st, we celebrated the 5th USERN anniversary. After five years full of invaluable achievements, now USERN is entering its 6th year of activity.

This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and by considering health protocols, we were not able to celebrate the anniversary and starting the 6th year of USERN with your warm presence. However, we tried to do our bests to design an amazing scientific panel and host you virtually to have you by our side at the dawn of USERN 2021.

In the scientific panel, our popular invited speakers, Dr. Azarakhsh Mokri, Dr. Hamidreza Namazi, Dr. Ehsan Rezaei, Dr. Alireza Monajemi, and Mr. Soroush Sehat performed inspiring talks on the concept of "Science to Society".

Parallel to the scientific panel, virtual and in-person artistic performances were done. Ms. Mona Mirbeyk, Ms. Mahsa Yousefpour, Ms. Saina Adiban, Ms. Sepideh Sargoli, Mr. Milad Akbarzadeh, Ms. Mahshad Naserpour, Ms. Reyhaneh Khalilian Fard, Ms. Dorsa Yaghoubi, Ms. Negar Vanaki, Ms. Melika Shafeghat, and Mr. Moein Valinezhad were the artists of the 5th USERN anniversary.

In the second part of the program, the bests of USERN in 2020 were appreciated.

Top USERN Advisors:

Prof. Abass Alavi

Prof. Maziar Moradi-Lakeh

Prof. Tommaso Dorigo

Prof. Frank Sellke

Prof. Bahram Mobasher

Top USERN Interest Groups:

Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA)

Cancer Immunology Project (CIP)

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Experts Group (SRMEG)

Universal Council of Epidemiology (UCE)

Immunology Today (ImmunologyToday)

Top USERN Junior Ambassadors:

Sara Makke

Ayesha Mushtaq

Irene Ling

Mariya Ivanovska

Shahidul Islam

Top USERN Offices:

Beheshti USERN Office and Yazd USERN Office

Hormozgan USERN Office

Abadan USERN Office

ShahreKord USERN Office

Watch the interesting USERN panel on USERN IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/usern_net/channel/


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The Iran Launch of the 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

 | Post date: 2021/01/9 | 



The 2020 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

ABOUT

The 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is being published in the Lancet at 23.30 GMT on 2 December 2020. All information in this document remains under strict embargo until 23.30 GMT on 2 December 2020.
 
Climate change threatens to undermine the last 50 years of gains in public health, intensifying heatwaves and extreme weather events, worsening flood, and drought, altering the spread of infectious diseases, and exacerbating poverty and mental ill-health. Crucially, the response to climate change brings immense benefits for human health, with cleaner air, healthier diets, and more liveable cities.
 
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change exists to monitor this transition from threat to opportunity. We are a collaboration of over 120 leading experts from academic institutions and UN agencies across the globe, bringing together climate scientists, engineers, energy specialists, economists, political scientists, public health professionals and doctors.
 
Launching amidst the Covid-19 pandemic has brought its challenges and most of our events this year will be held online, meaning we can bring the findings to an even wider audience.
 
The virtual global launch of the 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown is at 2pm GMT on 3 December and will bring together a truly international and diverse group of inspiring speakers and guests.
Click here to register for the global launch.
 
The full report can be found here after 23.30 GMT on 2 December: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32290-X/fulltext
 
 
In this folder, you will find links to the 2020 report, to regional policy briefs and translations, infographics and translations, videos, other social media posts and press releases:
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/79i4v66v3fqywvt/AAB5nEe1GBAZQQ-wXRWjerHZa?dl=0
 
Thank you in advance for any support you’re able to give in helping us share all our related announcements.
 
Follow: LancetCountdown #LancetClimate20 
 
For any communications requests or questions, please email emma.frostucl.ac.uk 

 
powerpoints:
MsSamantha Coleman
Dr. Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
Dr. Mahnaz Rabbaniha
Dr. Mitra Gholami
Mr.Ali Amirkafi 

KEY MESSAGES FOR MEDIA

 The story of this year’s Lancet Countdown – in three simple messages for media

  • No country – whether rich or poor - is immune from the health impacts of climate change
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change represent converging crises which need to be tackled in unison
  • A joined up response to converging crises can deliver a triple win: better public health, a sustainable economy and environmental protection

1. At 1.2C of warming, no country is immune from health impacts of climate change

Telling the story:

  • The 5th report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change reveals the most concerning outlook for human health since its inception.
  • Climate change induced shocks are claiming lives, damaging health and disrupting livelihoods in all parts of the world right now.
  • No continent, country or community remains untouched. But the most vulnerable in our society bare the greatest burden, revealing a deeper question of justice and equity.
  • Unless urgent action is taken, the health impacts of climate change are set to worsen - with our health systems at risk of becoming overwhelmed and unprepared for this future.
 
Data and examples to draw on in support of this message
  • The impact of extremes of heat continues to rise in every region in the world with 2019 seeing a record 2.9 billion above-baseline days of heatwave exposure affecting over 65s – almost twice the previous high.
  • The health implications are reflected in new data showing a 54% increase in heat-related deaths in over-65s in the last two decades, reaching almost 300,000 in 2018.
  • The impact of heat in developing regions is also visible in the heavy toll on labour productivity. Last year a record-equalling 302 billion hours of potential work hours were lost to high temperatures, more than 100 billion more than in 2000.
  • Heat and drought are also driving wildfires. Since the early 2000s, 128 countries experienced an increase in population exposure to wildfires.
  • Only half of countries surveyed have drawn up national health and climate plans, with just four reporting adequate national funding. Less than half of countries have conducted vulnerability and adaptation assessments for health.
  • Two thirds of 800 cities surveyed globally expect climate change to seriously compromise public health infrastructure.
 

2. COVID-19 pandemic & climate change represent two converging crises – and must be addressed as such

Telling the story:
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that when health is threatened on a global scale our way of life can come to a standstill. But threats to global health are worsening as a result of climate change - and unless we act without delay, we will face further disruption to lives and livelihoods
  • We don’t have the luxury of tackling one crisis at a time. The health harms of climate change are compounding the impacts of the pandemic. Wildfires and extreme weather events have affected communities at the same time as the pandemic
  • Equally, both climate change and COVID-19 act to exacerbate existing inequalities within and between countries.
  • “Addressing climate change is a powerful way to reduce the risk of future zoonotic pandemics” – according to an accompanying editorial in The Lancet. Please note that our report does not refer to any data/indicator that address that claim

3. A joined-up response to converging crises can deliver triple win: better public health, a sustainable economy and environmental protection

Telling the story..
  • Unless the global COVID-19 recovery is aligned with the response to climate change, the world will fail to meet the target laid out in the Paris Agreement, damaging public health in the short term and long term.
  • Taking action to address climate change offers a way to protect global health now and in the future; reduction in climate-change induced health shocks, cleaner air, healthier diets, more liveable cities. And there is no longer any economic reason for inaction.
  • Responding to converging crises can deliver triple win: better public health, a sustainable economy and environmental protection
 
Data and examples to draw on:
  • Opportunity to tackle 7m air pollution deaths through climate mitigation consistent with Paris commitments. Ambient PM2.5 deaths are still edging upwards.
  • In the WHO Europe region modest steps to promote cleaner energy and transport sectors saw deaths from ambient PM2.5 air pollution fall from 62 per 100,000 in 2015 to 59 per 100,000 in 2018. Globally, deaths from ambient PM2.5 associated with coal fell by 50,000 in the same year.
  • Health gains could in turn deliver many billions in economic benefit, which could more than pay for the costs of mitigation and bolster the case for green stimulus measures. For example, the European Union’s marginal air quality improvements in the five years to 2019, could be worth an estimated US$8.8bn every year, if held constant.
  • Opportunity to tackle 9m annual diet-related deaths; with carbon emissions from livestock particularly high, authors examined health impacts of red meat – finding deaths related to excessive red meat-eating rising more than 70% over the last 30 years to almost 1 million.
 

Suggested additional messages / data

  • It’s not all bad news; amidst a year in which we placed more trust in the health sector than ever before – we have seen signs of growing momentum within the health profession’s engagement with climate change globally;
    • Impressively, health services in 86 countries are now connected with their equivalent meteorological services to assist in health adaptation planning
    • Responsible for 4-6% of UK emissions, the sector is taking steps to decarbonise; the NHS committed to going net zero by 2040 earlier this year - making it the world’s first health system to make such a bold commitment.
  • We’re seeing more people than ever make the links between health and climate change;
    • From 2018 to 2019, the coverage of health and climate change in the media increased by 96% worldwide, outpacing the increased coverage of climate change overall, and reaching the highest observed point to date
  
 

 

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FREE LIVE WEBINAR Review of COVID-19 Epidemic Estimation Studies for Iran

 | Post date: 2020/07/5 | 
FREE LIVE WEBINAR
Review of COVID-19 Epidemic Estimation Studies for Iran

Presenter:
 Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, MD MPH, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences
Panel:
Farshad Pourmalek MD PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Mohsen Rezaei Hemami, MD PhD, 
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Sciences, UK
Leila Janani PhD ,Dept. of Biostatistics, School of public health, Iran University of medical sciences, Iran

Date :Wednesday, July 8, 2020 
Time: 10:30 to 12 AM, Iran Time 
How to connect: 
http://webcoen.iums.ac.ir/covid/ 
Webinar software:  
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The Iran Launch of the 2019 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

 | Post date: 2021/01/9 | 
The Iran Launch of the 2019 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change






powerpoints:
Dr. Meisam Tabatabaei
Dr.
 Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
Dr.
Fereidun Owfi
Dr.
 Mahnaz Rabbaniha
Dr.
 Alice McGushin

 

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An honorary affiliation of Professor Mohsen Naghavi MD, MPH, PhD with Preventive Medicine and Public Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences

 | Post date: 2018/11/6 | 
An honorary affiliation of Professor Mohsen Naghavi MD, MPH, PhD with Preventive Medicine and Public Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences:

    Dr. Naseripour, chancellor of Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) has officially assigned Mohsen Naghavi MD, MPH, PhD, a professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington as honorary affiliated professor with Preventive Medicine and Public Health (PMPH) Research Center in IUMS.
Previously, professor Naghavi has spent most of his career at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in Iran, where he was involved with numerous programs and initiatives. He was also a research fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health in 2007. He has been among highly cited scientists in the past few years. Furthermore, he was named one of the world’s “most influential scientific minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2015 and 2016.
Honorary affiliation of professor Mohsen Naghavi with PMPH was bestowed on him by professor Maziar Moradi-Lakeh on behalf of IUMS in early November 2018.

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