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72nd World Health Assembly – IFA Side Event

Health Promotion Through the Life Course:

A call to action to leave no one behind


22 May 2019 | 19:00 – 19:50

Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Promoting health through the life course means to invest in prevention and to provide treatment and care services whenever and for whoever necessary. This side event explores the realities of adolescence and youth as well as older age in relation to NCDs risk factors. We will as well explore commonalities to foster synergies in a life course approach to health promotion. Finally, this side event will discuss solutions and their evidence-base that help promote health and quality of life among adolescents and older people.

The objective of this side event is to inform decision-makers about cost-effective, high-impact, evidence-based solutions that are available to protect and promote the health of youth and older people.


  1. Investing in Youth to beat NCDs: Mr. Tarek Ezzine, Liaison Officer for Public Health Issues, International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)
  2. Alcohol as a risk factor for health across generations. Positive and negative development and emerging health needs: Ms. Kristina Sperkova, President, IOGT International
  3. The case for health promotion in the Decade of Healthy Ageing: Dr. Jane Baratt, Secretary General, International Federation in Ageing (IFA)
  4. Moderator, Rapid-fire questions with panelists, Closing remarks: Mr. Greg Shaw, Director, International and Corporate Relations, IFA

Download the event flyer.


Please RSVP here and a seat will be reserved until 5 minutes before the event commences. After which time seats will be open to drop-ins.



This event is supported by a network of partners, including:

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