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Health and well-being for all

An increasing number of children suffer from overweight and obesity. The average life expectancy in Denmark did not increase to the same extent as in many other European countries. Socially disadvantaged people die earlier and suffer from more ill-health. What are the underlying causes for these developments – and what can be done to prevent them? What can be done to improve health and well-being for all?

What will our future be?

Can lifestyle diseases and a decreasing birth rate put an end to prosperity in European economy? Will global warming bring back malaria to the Nordic countries? And why does it seem that prevention campaigns have such a limited effect?

Presence, past and future

These and many other questions are dealt with in the Public Health programme. A new, dynamic, complex and analytical branch of health sciences, where policy is connected with statistics and mathematics, behavioural sciences with physiology, anatomy and ethnology, and where environmental health is as important as critical reflections.

The programme is built upon some of the major scientific corner stones: biology, social science, medicine and a progressive international perspective.

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