Expert Forum on health risk factors in rapidly changing economies

15 Oct 2014

Organised by: Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland


Recordings and PDFs


Registration and welcome coffee


John R. Dacey, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re


SEARCH - The search for health risk factors in Brazil, China, India and Mexico
Christoph Nabholz, Head Business Development, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue


Health risk factor time trends and risk prevention
Daniel Ryan, Head R&D - Life&Health and Big Data, Swiss Re


Health risk air pollution
Doug Dockery, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology; Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health


Nutrition transition - Dietary behaviours and consequences in India
Shilpa Bupathiraju, Research Fellow, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health


Moderated by Christoph Nabholz, Head Business Development, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue


Networking and refreshments

This event may be broadcasted live, photographed, filmed and /or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.


Regions undergoing rapid economic development are experiencing a pandemic of non-communicable diseases, both metabolic and cardiovascular. These are challenging public health provisions and insurance funding models. The two-year SEARCH collaboration between Swiss Re and Harvard School of Public Health, which was set up to investigate the risk factors driving the epidemic, focused on the situations in Brazil, China, India and Mexico. Marking the launch of the Risk Dialogue Series lead publication on the subject, the Expert Forum of mid-October featured presentations by two of the authors on air pollution in China and nutrition transition in India.

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Photos by Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk

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