The Horn Institute for Peace and Development (HIPAD) in collaboration with the Noble Health Consultancy organized a public lecture of Globalization and Health in the Somali context on the 15th of October 2020 at Safari Apartment, Mogadishu, Somalia.
The discussion began with opening remarks by Mr. Hassan Mudane, Associate Director at HIPAD. In his opening remarks, Mr. Mudane noted that education helps people think, feel, and behave in a way that contributes to their success, and improves not only personal satisfaction but also their community. In addition, he points out that HIPAD Public Lecture Programme prepares its stakeholders for life experiences.
Mr. Abdifatah Ahmed, Program Coordinator at Noble Health Consultancy (NOHEC). In his lecture presentation pointed out that “sugar particularly from fructose and salt contribute towards the overall risks that increases cardiovascular diseases.” He also suggests that “people should limit the assumption of sugar-sweetened beverages…these drinks contribute to thousands of deaths each year.”
The lecture is covered important aspects around the details of Globalization and Health. In short, the following topics were covered:
- Definitions of Globalization
- The Link Between Globalization and Health
- Globalization and Risks to Health
- Ministry of Health
The Main aim of the HIPAD Public Lecture Programme was to ensure that the attendees received as much information and guidance as possible to maximize their chances of success. It allowed participants to get their questions and concerns answered by the guest-speakers or lecturers. The feedback was extremely positive as the attendees felt the lecture added to their knowledge. They expressed the desire for such public lecture to be more frequent.
The Public lecture was attended by a total of 20 participants. They were health workers, medical doctors, students and youth activists.