WHOCC2018 will be held in the beautiful city of Cairns, located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and is home to the oldest rainforest in the world. This unique location in the tropics truly is 'where the rainforest meets the reef'.
The conference theme, ‘Universal Health Care: SDGs are Everyone’s Business’, aligns with JCU's commitment to supporting and promoting the principles of the sustainable development goals and undertaking research that provide solutions to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) challenges.
Although nurses and midwives account for the largest health workforce, collaboration is key if any difference is to be made. It is impossible to create sustainable changes to health if we focus only on SDG 3 'Good Health and Well-Being'. For the people of the 144 nations and territories that are either fully or partly within the Torrid or Tropical Zone, there are increasing critical issues, such as rapid population and economic growth, rising sea levels, declining crop yields, extinction of vulnerable species, poor health outcomes including neglected tropical diseases, unacceptable levels of infant mortality and reduced life expectancy, extreme poverty, poor educational outcomes, and environmental degradation. What happens in this region will have a global impact.
Two days of presentations 18-19th July with International Keynotes, oral and rapid fire presentation and posters from more than 30 countries worldwide.