Webinar: Health and development - The absence of disease is not enough

Webinar: Health and development - The absence of disease is not enough

Join us for the webinar on Health and Development: The Absence of Disease is Not Enough. This webinar is the first of a webinar series related to the life course approach.

Please register here or follow it on the PAHO YouTube channel.


15 June 2021


8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (EST) Washington, DC Time.

How to participate

Register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


There will be simultaneous English, Spanish and Portuguese interpretation.


  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcoming remarks
    • Dr. Enrique Vega
  • 8:35 a.m. - The life course approach for health development: Concepts and foundations
    • Dr. Cristopher Forrest
  • 8:50 a.m. - How the life course approach is translated into public health practice: First part of the life course (implications)
    • Presentation - A future for the world's children: A WHO-UNICEF-Lancet commission
    • Dr. Raul Mercer
    • Presentation - Re-designing children and adolescent's health programs
    • Dr. Wilson Milton Were
  • 9:10 a.m. - Panel discussion: The implementation of the life course approach
    • Moderated by Dr. Pablo Durán
    • Panelists include:
    • Dr. Natalie Charpaak
    • Dr. Nicole Garay Unjidos
    • Dr. Susan Sawyer
  • 10:00 a.m. - Conclusions and closing remarks
    • Dr. Pablo Durán

Moderated by Dr. Sonja Caffe

For more information on the life course approach, please visit the following: https://www.paho.org/en/topics/healthy-life-course