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Annual Conference


The first annual FORHEAD conference was held at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on November 5-6.  The theme of the conference was Environment and Health in Rural China: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives.  The meeting was attended by over 70 people from the research, policy and NGO communities. 

Panels included sessions on the governance of rural environmental health risks (including the role of different government actors, the way in which fiscal and financial flows affect the availability of resources, and the role of the health sector in particular); issues of risk perception and community awareness (including case studies in rural sites); the development of indicators for measuring health risks. Topical panels focused on rural mining and industry; on agricultural pollution; and on intensive animal husbandry. The conference concluded with panels on the response of the health system to environmental health risks and on NGO work in this area.


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