At Home in Geneva
Dr. Hussein Elsangak, a member of the Life University faculty and Life’s representative in Geneva, is excited about the new WHO Sustainable Development Goals Agenda. This Agenda will map the direction of health care and as it oversees a global initiative for betterment of mankind over the next 15 years
The Sustainable Development Goals initiative, referred to as SDG, was introduced in September 2015 at the UN’s World Health Assembly in New York. SDG is a consolidation and continuation of previous WHO/ UN declarations over 30 years of evolution in embracing of the concepts of health, wellness, and patient empowerment.
Dr. Elsangak has represented Life University in Geneva at the WHO annual assemblies since 2014.
In the process of representing the chiropractic profession through the World Federation of Chiropractic he is also presenting Life University as a leading Vitalistic institution that promotes natural heath and wellness through its mission, direction and practices
Dr. Elsangak is a part of the Alliance for Health Promotion, a Geneva based NGO holding consultative status with the WHO, which promotes health and wellness.
Life University and the Alliance have very similar mission statements and Dr. Elsangak is proud to be a representative of both organizations.
We are witnessing a transformation and evolution of thought concerning the embracing of health and well being, and encouraging prevention through healthy lifestyle choices and practices.
In the past we have always embraced medical intervention and crisis management, and we are very thankful for that, however prevention had a very little room in the development agenda, according to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the WHO. This has begun to change and there is more emphasis globally on endorsing healthy life styles.
The question is asked: “Can low risk, low cost healthy practices done regularly through life prevent high risk, high cost intervention?” We know it is true to a large degree, and we at Life have always embraced this paradigm.
The famous Thomas Edison statement regarding the doctor of the future, “The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease” is finally proving true.
LU is certainly in the forefront of healthy lifestyle practice and living. Through its chiropractic premise, wellness portfolio and healthy life style practices that are embraced here in Marietta and around the world through our alumni, no wonder that we have the catchphrase: “The not so little university that is changing the world.”
Dr. Elsangak will be representing the Alliance and Life U at Prince Edward Island in October celebrating 30 years since the inception of the Ottawa Charter.
Be well, stay healthy, and please stop by and visit us at LIFE UNIVERSITY.