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The programme is an interdisciplinary body of the International Council for Science (ICSU)


Institute of Urban Environment(IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)

The Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary institution engaged in fundamental and applied research on the cutting edge of environmental and resource sciences, as well as the development of high-tech for environmental remediation and waste management, encompassing the impacts of urbanization on ecosystems and social economy, the structures, processes, functions and patterns of urban ecosystems, the relationship between urban environmental quality and ecosystem/human health, and innovative integration of technologies and instruments for the control and remediation of water, soil, air, and solid waste pollution. In addition, IUE also focuses on the integration of technologies and project demonstration for combined pollution control and remediation in regional environments.
IUE is represented by Yongguan Zhu, who is a professor of Soil Environmental Sciences and Environmental Biology and the director general of the Institute. 



International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University(UNU-IIGH)

The proposal for the establishment of the UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) developed out of discussions in 2000 between UNU and the World Health Organization around issues of global health and public health delivery systems. UNU-IIGH officially started operations on 1 March 2007 in Kuala Lumpur. UNU-IIGH undertakes research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge related to key global health issues. The Institute contributes to the development and strengthening of health services policy frameworks and management actions, particularly for people in developing countries, and supports implementation of promotive approaches to human health.

UNU-IIGH is represented by Anthony Capon, who is a professor of public health and the director general of the institute.

The InterAcademy Medical Panel(IAMP) 

The InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) is a network of the world's national medical academies and academies of science and engineering with medical sections that is committed to improving health world-wide. The IAMP secretariat is hosted by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), in Trieste, Italy.The goals of the IAMP and its 78 member academies are: to strengthen the capacity of academies to provide evidence-based advice to governments on health and science policy; to support the creation of new academies; to support projects by member academies designed to strengthen research and higher education in their countries; and to issue consensus statements on matters of importance to global health. 

IAMP is represented by Jo Ivey Boufford, who is a professor of Public Service, Health Policy and Management and the president of The New York Academy of Medicine.


Science Committee Members of the Programme


Indira Nath  (Chair)


Indira Nath is Raja Ramanna Fellow & Emeritus Professor, National Institute of Pathology (ICMR), Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India. 


Hany M. Ayad


Hany M. Ayad is an associate professor of regional and urban planning at Alexandria University, Egypt.


Ana Diez Roux


Ana Diez Roux is the dean and distinguished professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Drexel University.  


Christl Donnelly


Christl Donnelly is a professor of Statistical Epidemiology at the department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London. 


Keisuke Hanaki


Keisuke Hanaki is a professor at the department of Urban Engineering at the University of Tokyo.


Saroj Jayasinghe

Sri Lanka

Saroj Jayasinghe is currently Chair Professor in Medicine of the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo.


Susan Parnell

South Africa

Susan Parnell an urban geographer an the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT). 


Luuk Rietveld

The Netherlands

Louis Cornelis (Luuk) Rietveld is a professor of Drinking Water and Urban Water Cycle Technology at the department of Water management, Delft University of Technology,


Pierre Ritchie


Pierre Ritchie, is a professor of Psychology and the director of the Centre for Psychological Services and Research at University of Ottawa.

Gérard Salem


Gérard Salem is a professor of Geography at the University of Paris-Nanterre where he is Director of the Master’s program in Medical Geography and of the research program “Space, Health and Territories.”


Ilene Speizer


Ilene Speizer is a Research Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  




Carlos Dora


Carlos Dora manages WHO's global programme of work on health impact assessment (HIA) and health in sector policies, including housing, transport, and energy industries.  


International Programme Office (IPO)


Franz Gatzweiler, Executive Director


Yi Zhang, Science Officer


Eulalie Ruan ( Xiao-xia),  Assistant to the executive director

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