Proceedings of the 2nd Sriwijaya International Conference of Public Health (SICPH 2019)

2nd Sriwijaya International Conference on Public Health (2nd SICPH) was held in 6th to 7th November 2019 at 101 Hotel Palembang, Indonesia. This seminar is a continuation of first event on 2017 organized by Faculty of Public Health, Sriwijaya University (UNSRI). The theme of this second seminar is “The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease Transmission”.

According to World Health Organization, nowadays, there is an apparent increase in many infectious diseases, including some newly-circulating ones (HIV/AIDS, hantavirus, hepatitis C, SARS, etc). This reflects the combined impacts of rapid demographic, environmental, social, technological and other changes in our ways-of-living. Climate change will also affect infectious disease occurrence. Humans have known that climatic conditions affect epidemic diseases from long before the role of infectious agents was discovered, late in the nineteenth century. Roman aristocrats retreated to hill resorts each summer to avoid malaria. South Asians learnt early that, in high summer, strongly curried foods were less likely to cause diarrhea.

The 2nd SICPH consists of keynote sessions from well known expert speakers in the field of public health especially environmental health, academic paper sessions (oral presentations and poster presentations) who are coming from multidiscipline. This conference seeks to bring together academics, public health professionals, researchers, scientists, students and health stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines to present their latest research experience and further development in all areas of public health. The key purpose of the conference is to promote common understanding of how public health responses to environmental problem.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we express its gratitude towards all the keynote speakers, authors, reviewers, and participant for the great contribution to enssure the succes of this event. Finally, we sincerely thank all the members of the organizing committee for any voluntarily effort that bring to the succes of the conference and the proceedings.