Selasa, 22 September 2009

Health and the Impact of Global Warming Sheraton Mustika Hotel Yogyakarta, 17 – 19 November 2009

Millennium Development Goals (MDG) has been endorsed by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2000. It contains the universal framework for developing countries’ development. MDG consists of 8 goals: eradicate the extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat IV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development. Apart from that progress, there are still some challenges particularly in health area. These challenges are believed as result of not only the MD Goals haven’t been achieved yet, but also as a result of Global Warming, particularly caused by human errors, lack of attention from authorities in each government, or lack of consideration in anticipating further problems. The first challenge is high number in HIV prevalence and the increasing number of people dying from AIDS. The second is high mortality of women due to complication of pregnancy and childbirth. Another important challenge is the nutrition problem related to high number of underweight children. Further, poverty due to jobless, unequal opportunity, reduce agriculture areas, unpredicted weather cycles are those among problems related to Global Warming. In order to overcome those challenges, one of the approaches to enhance multi professional collaboration. The Improvement of collaboration between health care professionals and other areas of related disciplines such as agriculture, women improvement, people welfare, geophysics and meteorology may enhance satisfaction among them and the community as a whole. In addition, other important challenge is issues on transcultural perspective of the community which has many influences in population activity daily living, has become one of the essential issues among professions nowadays. The role of health and other professional are to enabling community to improve or sustain their health status since many parties are still struggling with the contradictions of racism, oppression and ‘caring/curing’ that co-exists in a multicultural society.

The International Nursing Conference is an elaborated scientific forum that will discuss the domain of global impact on health and welfare of the population in transcultural perspectives. The scientific forum is conducted collaboratively between AINEC (the Association of Indonesian Nurse Education Centers), PBI (Praboromarajchanok Institute) and EDU (Edith Cowan University, Australia). This third international joint conference is organized by School of Nursing–Gadjah Mada University. The committee is proudly inviting researchers, educator and practitioners in health and other related areas to join and contribute in the discussion as well as to develop a multi professional collaboration by considering aspects on transcultural perspective. for full information go to AINEC