Global health goal at peace doctor forum

Peace activist and Victorian-based GP Dr Michael Ellis said the Shaping the Future Forum’s objective was to discuss “how we can shape the future in a positive, sustainable, non-violent way”.

“Chronic illness is increasing and we have to understand the side effects of the [many available] drugs. We have to look at prevention.”

Another topic the forum will cover in depth is the nature of global health and how it is affected by the environment.

“The genetic engineering of food and the enhancement of stress by the media… human dignity and security, climate change, human rights, nuclear disarmament are all related to global health,” Dr Ellis told MO.

Keynote speakers include Australian Integrative Medicine Association president Dr Lily