Supporting Well-being – Being Well Together

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Environmental determinants of illness, non-communicable and infectious diseases, and antimicrobial resistance pose global health risks. How do tradition and culture shape conceptions of illness and healing, medicine and food? How can we include the social and ethical dimensions of health to develop better health programmes? And how can we contribute to exploring new medical treatments, improving public health policies, and campaigning for healthy lifestyles?

Disciplines Involved

Fighting Noncommunicable Diseases

Suhair Sunoqrot

AGYA members from the life sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, and social sciences collaborate to effectively address universal health concerns such as food safety, inflammatory diseases, and cancer.

AGYA member Prof. Dr. Suhair Sunoqrot, Pharmacy, Jordan

Addressing COVID-19

Lilia Romdhane

AGYA provides excellent opportunities to bring together scientists from different disciplines to tackle COVID-19 and to help understand the mechanisms by which the virus, the microbiome and the human genome act together in expressing the COVID-19 disease.

AGYA member Dr. Lilia Romdhane, Bioinformatics & Genetics, Tunisia

Advocating for Health Awareness

39 % of the World’s Adult Population is Overweight

Source: World Health Organization (2021). Obesity and Overweight - Key Facts.

120 min at Least a Week in Nature is Associated with Good Health and Wellbeing

Source: White et al. (2019). Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing

28.02. is the Annual Rare Disease Day

Source: Rare Disease Day Movement