Health and lifestyle in Kurdistan
In order to reduce the burden of lifestyle disease in Kurdistan in an efficient way, major investments need to be made in the promotion of health and preventive of lifestyles related diseases (so called non-communicable diseases). Creating salutogenic healthy lifestyle requires the green infrastructure that creates clean air, clean water, clean food and clean land - through water management and retention, natural heating and cooling, and
renewable energy - which in turn are necessary for human health and wellness.
Research has shown that well-designed and people- friendly spaces stimulate walking, cycling and the use of public transportation. High levels of greenery also encourage physical activity, which lowers blood pressure, decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and prevents, falls in the elderly.
Evidence also shows that attractive and open public spaces reduce mental fatigue and stress.
All these elements contribute to a reduction in the burden of disease, which may eventually reduce the costs of healthcare and increase the resilience of society
Healthy Kurdistan 2030, in Duhok – UoD is an International Symposium brings together interdisciplinary world experts to explore global perspectives of health sciences and the application of local identity to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life in Kurdistan.