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Join us to celebrate this special milestone for our new professors and hear about their inspiring career journeys.
Professor Kenji Shibuya - Rethinking the future of health systems
Universal health coverage (UHC) is not the end, but the beginning of new challenges. Four so called population health ‘tsunamis’ have become worthy of concern across the world. Most acute are: population ageing, chronic disease, health technologies, and globalization. To tackle these complex challenges, the current health system must be rebuilt as a new ‘social system’ so that no one is left behind. The 2016 Academy of Medical Sciences report highlights ambitions to address challenging issues facing the public health as a whole. These challenges require inter-disciplinary, ‘health of the public’ approach and systematic transformation of population health. The new Institute for Population Health at King’s will incorporate a wide range of expertise to address pressing societal needs and leverage the King’s untapped potentials in population health research.
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