Futureproofing Public Health
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Division of Health Systems and Public Health​

​​​Futureproofing Public H​​ealth



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​​The Fut​​​u​​​re

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What will South Africa and the world look like in 5, 10, 20 years time?


​​How will this shape government's response to key health systems, public, global and planetary health issues?​​​​​​​​​

​​The Gl​​​obal Health Pro​​blem

Communicable and non-communicable diseases contribute significantly to the global and local burden of disease in South Africa.


​The rise of these conditions is a global wicked problem that will burden already complex health systems with dynamic and advancing societies.​​

​​Ou​​r Questi​​on


Clearly the rise in incidents suggests that it cannot be business as usual. Wicked problems require multifaceted solutions.

How should we re-think public and global health to better prepare us to address the complexities of these rising epidemics?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​