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Liverpool hosts health officers.

LIVERPOOL, the "birthplace of public health", played host to the largest conference of its kind in the country as the UK Public Health Association held its annual forum at the BT Convention Centre.

The two-day event attracted more than 1,000 delegates.

Chief executive Angela Mawle said: "It has been a fantastically successful conference, and Liverpool has contributed to that. It has been great to coincide with European Capital of Culture year."

Among the key debates were the Government's strategy for tackling obesity, and the impact of climate change and unsustainable development on human and planetary health.

As the first medical officer of health, in the 1830s Dr William Henry Duncan, of Liverpool, worked to improve sanitation and relieve the appalling conditions of the working class.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 3, 2008
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