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Promoting Global Health: strategies and actions on the individual and collective level

Rationale of Congress:

In todays modern health care system, it is accepted that biochemistry and genetics are not enough for an insightful understanding of health and illness. The personal, sociocultural and spiritual dimensions of health can no longer be ignored for thier ability to provide quality of life. The context of each patient must be taken into account and underpinned as neccesity. As health contributes remarkably to economic growth and social well-being its determinants must be considered highly strategic. Health systems have to look at patients in their wholeness respecting their complexities and experiences as vital thier overall health. Therefore, relationships which cultivate a deeper understanding between health professionals and thier patients become key elements of a better healthcare system.

The Congress endeavors to better understand these aspects through the sharing of experience and good practice among its participants.