The Swiss Pavilion focuses on UN SDGs for human wellness during the Health and Wellness Week at Expo 2020 Dubai
The Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) to lead the activities during January 27- February 2, 2022
Dubai, January xx 2022: In line with the Health and Wellness Week at Expo 2020 Dubai,the Swiss Pavilion is organizing a series of talks, lectures and panel discussions, focusing on human wellness and public health. Experts from Switzerland, the UAE and the region will share their views and experiences on this multidisciplinary way of looking at wellness.
The activities during the week linked to the importance of public health come in line with the UN SDGs, which are a universal call to action to protect the planet, end poverty and ensure global peace and prosperity.
The Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) is leading the Health and Wellness Week activities and it is a foundation of Swiss universities that assembles the inter-university faculty of public health sciences affiliated with 12 Swiss universities. SSPH+ is also the national coordinating body for the promotion of post-graduate university education and research in public health.
Mr. Dante Larini, Project Manager of Swissnex at the Swiss Pavilion, said, “Together, the 17 UN SDGs bring forth the message of human wellness and its sustainability in the long run. Public health is a significant and strategic element of human wellness and the Health and Wellness Week will explore multidisciplinary perspectives on the subject. In the backdrop of the continuing COVID and pandemic circumstances, we consider it as very salient to focus on public health.”
The key events during the Health and Wellness Week include a presentation on January 31 at the Swiss Pavilion, entitled, `Young Minds for Healthy Lives on Healthy Planet.’ A Q&A led by young UAE participants reviewing scientific papers will follow the presentation.
During the week, students from Accademia Teatro Dimitri from Ticino will interpret public health and SDGs artistically through a unique combination of science and art. This will be complemented by an exhibit designed by students of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
Other activities include a panel by SSPH+ on Health in Urban Space, presentations by PHD students on tackling public health, presentations by Swiss experts on public health beyond the pandemic and a WHO-Europe panel on COVID-19.
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About the Swiss Pavilion:
Switzerland was the first country to confirm its participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai. The Swiss Pavilion offers a unique encounter with Switzerland. It highlights Switzerland as a country of scenic beauty and a leading hub of technology and innovation by presenting the excellence of Swiss universities, start-ups and companies as well as creating joint events with local partners.
The Swiss Pavilion relies on a public-private partnership model. It promotes Switzerland’s economic capacity and attractiveness to the UAE – the most important trading partner in the Middle East. It turns the spotlight on its high-quality products and services together with its partners Schindler, Rolex SA, Switzerland Tourism, Roche, Clariant, Novartis, Nestlé, and KGS Diamond Group Ltd and suppliers. Presence Switzerland oversees the Swiss Pavilion. It is the unit of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, which is responsible for Switzerland’s image abroad and Switzerland’s official presence in international events, such as World Expos.
The selected project ‘Reflections’ was designed by the Swiss project team OOS AG (architecture), Bellprat Partner AG (scenography) and Lorenz Eugster Landscaping GmbH (landscaping) and built by General contractor Expomobilia.
Swissnex is the global network connecting Switzerland and the world in education, research, and innovation. At the Swiss Pavilion, Swissnex presents content based on the Expo theme weeks, which are linked to the UN sustainable. Development goals. Swiss universities, start-ups and innovative companies will shed the light on their research and inventions through temporary exhibits and presentations for the public. In addition to this, panels, workshops, pitch contests and networking events will take place at the event space and the rooftop terrace.
Swissnex at the Swiss Pavilion also aims to connect our Swiss partners with equivalents from the UAE, The Middle East and other national pavilions. By inviting local and international researchers and students to events and workshops, the Swiss Pavilion is positioned as a hub for communication and creating new collaborative partnerships.
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