Health Promotion Forum


Achieving resilience, equity and sustainability by leaving no one behind 


  • Elizabeth Cherian Paramesh, Vice President of Alliance for Health Promotion, GenevaTrustee, Rotary Environment Foundation International Coordinator, COMHAD, UK (Commonwealth Association for Health and Disability), Bangalore, India
  • Shirin Heidari, President of GENDRO
  • Katerina Firlova, Manager Strategic Partnerships and Operations, Health Nexus
  • Annette Ebbinghaus, Master Sophrologist

Organised by Alliance for Health Promotion

The purpose of the session is to capture the changes necessitated by COVID-19 and how they have impacted the well-being of various populations. This interactive platform will help us better understand the specific needs and challenges of different populations taking the angle of inclusion, equity and empowerment in order to contribute to building a resilient and sustainable society of well-being and leaving no one behind. We aim to explore how connecting different population groups at local level through intergenerational collaboration and applying health promotion tools can boost resilience, equity and sustainable development. The session will be run by youth as moderators and cover topics like: a) Empowering youth to create individual and community preparedness and resilience, Re-visiting gender-specific determinants of health and well-being, b) Challenges and opportunities to achieve better health and well-being for people with disabilities and, c) Connecting generations through Health Promotion to achieve the sustainable health and well-being of communities.