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Dr James Smith

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James Smith is a public health doctor based in Cambridge. He works independently to protect and improve health by supporting action to address climate change and promote sustainable development.

From 2013-2014 James worked for Public Health England, the then new national body for public health in England, to establish its Sustainability Programme which brought together its work related to climate change, extreme weather events and sustainable development into a single comprehensive programme.

Before working with Public Health England James undertook five years of professional public health training which included periods working for the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, the Centre for Diet and Physical Activity Research and local public health teams in the counties of Suffolk and Bedfordshire. He won places on and completed the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's Scholars programme and the East of England NHS Leadership Fellows programme.

Prior to specializing in public health James trained and worked as a general practice doctor. He holds a Masters in Public Health and Bachelors degree in Medicine from Cambridge University. He is a fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health and is a member of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners.

For more information: www.drjnsmith.com or Twitter @drjnsmith.

Research pillars
  • Sustainability

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CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities
CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities - 26 Nov 2021

People are living longer. Yet for many, the opportunities afforded by a longer life – to themselves and society – are lost due to poor health and difficulty remaining involved in society. This is exacerbated by socioeconomic disadvantage, and associated with increasing social and economic costs. The balance between the ‘burden’ and the benefits of an ageing population can thus be tipped either way. One promising approach is to design enabling ‘ageing-friendly’ environments that support people to live well.

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Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam

For several decades, malaria has caused the deaths of tens of millions of people especially in sub-Saharan Africa. It caused 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths globally in 20191. In fact, every 2 minutes, a child dies from malaria accounting for about 67% of all malaria deaths worldwide1.