September 29 marked the internationally-celebrated World Heart Day. Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. But it doesn’t need to be this way. By making just a few small changes to our lives, we can reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as improving our quality of life and […]
We are excited to announce that the application form for Public Health Think Tank 2018 is now live! All applicants willing to participate in the conference must send in their applications by October 9. Please find the application available here. The conference will take place November 2-3, 2018 at NYU Abu Dhabi. We wish you […]
Public Health Think Tank 2018 applications go live in less than a week! We reached out to a participant from last year’s conference to hear about her experience with PHTT, which you can read below.
The Public Health Think Tank could not be the same without the support of our advisor, Andrea-Leinberger Jabari. Throughout the years, Andrea has been an integral part of the whole initiative. Not only is she the one in charge of delivering a Public Health Workshop on the day of the event, but she is also […]
In 2014, the World Health Organization report on the UAE indicated that 30% of mortality was the result of the presence of a cardiovascular disease. Moreover, all of the pressing adult risk factors identified regarding the nation’s public health were directly or indirectly related to the presence of CVDs. A considerable percentage of those affected […]
Cardiovascular diseases are among the top killers of the UAE population as they accounted for more than 25% of all deaths in the UAE in 2010, and their effect only increases with time. This is not very surprising considering the lifestyle of a large part of the UAE’s population, which is significantly correlated to the […]
On a global scale, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death, killing an estimated 17.7 million people each year. This accounts for 31% of all deaths worldwide. For hypertension specifically, 22 out of every 100 individuals fall prey to this serious risk factor. In the UAE, CVDs are the leading cause of death […]
Public health is a holistic cohort of organisations, individuals, interventions, policies and practices aimed at improving the health, safety and overall well-being of the community. The Public Health Think Tank is a two-day conference that provides an intellectually stimulating platform for university students from around the UAE to join forces in tackling the most pressing […]