The 8th International Conference on Nursing: The Faculty of Nursing’s Contribution to Coping with Climate Change-related Health Issues

Holding an International Conference, the Faculty of Nursing Proposes Ideas to Face Climate Change
The international conference entitled “The 8th Padjadjaran International Nursing Conference” held by Universitas Padjadjaran Faculty of Pharmacy.

[Kanal Media Unpad] The Faculty of Nursing of Universitas Padjadjaran held the 8th Padjadjaran International Nursing Conference on September 13-16th, 2022. This year’s conference explored the theme: “Sustainable Health and Well-being: Fostering Collaborations for Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Changes.”

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our times. It has far-reaching effects not only on our planet but also on our health and well-being. The Faculty of Pharmacy of Universitas Padjadjaran organized this year’s conference to share and discuss the issue collaboratively. The event consists of two sessions: the preconference session on September 13-14th and the conference on 15-16th.

“It has been two years since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, but the end of the pandemic is in sight. However, another global health issue is becoming more prevalent, that is climate change,” stated the Dead of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Kusman Ibrahim, S.Kp., MNS., Ph.D.

The conference was held in collaboration with internationally recognized institutions, associations, and journals, including the American Nursing Association, Journal of Holistic Nursing, University of Nottingham, Texas Woman University, University of Glasgow, University of Newcastle, University of Tokyo, National Cheng Kung University, Prince of Songkla University, Visaya State University, and Sultan Qaboos University.

The hybrid event was attended by over 455 participants, including scholars, clinical practitioners, and general participants from all over Indonesia and abroad, such as Australia, the Philippines, South Korea, England, Malaysia, Thailand, Kuwait, and the United States.

Hana Rizmadewi Agustina, Ph.D, hopes that the participants of this conference could learn from each other through the meaningful discussions.

This conference featured Prof. Arief Anshory Yusuf, the Faculty of Economy and Business professor, as the keynote speaker. Prof. Arief presented data from the World Bank that showed that Indonesia is considered one of the countries with particularly slow stunting prevention.

In 2020, there were still 30% of children in Indonesia suffered from stunting. If this situation persists, the country’s health and economic stability will be deeply affected.

“Sustainable economic growth is crucial to reducing the cases of stunting using innovative ways. For this, universities have a significant role to fill,” said Prof. Arief.

Aside from Prof. Arief, this conference was attended by many other speakers and presenters who are experts in their respective fields.

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