SDGs and USI. Health and Wellness
Institutional Communication Service
15 June 2021
Despite advances in medicine and a general increase in life expectancy, even in the most advanced countries, people's health is still threatened by several factors such as exposure to pandemics and the rise of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and other related risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol, inadequate diet and pollution. All of them will contribute to reshaping the challenges of medicine in the coming years.
We ponder on the UN Sustainability Goal n. 3, "Good health and well-being", which aims to ensure health and well-being for all, of all ages. A talk with Giovanni Pedrazzini, Head Physician at Cardiocentro Ticino, Professor and Dean at USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences; Silvia Santini, Associate Professor at USI Faculty of Informatics; and Vittorio Limongelli, Professor of Pharmacology at USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences.
The series: #Fucine (forges). Perspectives for shaping today and tomorrow.
Some of the significant challenges of the modern world and the role of knowledge in understanding and facing them. Starting from the UN 2030 Agenda goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), we propose a series of ten articles in collaboration with Corriere del Ticino on the occasion of USI's 25th anniversary. With the guidance of USI experts, we present and ponder the areas of knowledge in which our University is active - architecture, communication, law, economics, computer science, medicine and biomedicine, public health, computational science, data science and the humanities - and their role in forging ideas, perspectives and visions to help shape the present and the future. Each article will begin with a UN objective and three angles: one will offer a more in-depth snapshot, the other two complementary "flashes".