AKHP Public Lecture, Almaty: Intuitive Health in Modern Nomad’s Understanding
December 19th 2019, 7:00 pm
The University of Central Asia's (UCA) Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) in Kazakhstan is conducting a series of public lectures, delivered by famous scientists, public figures and experts of Kazakhstan in Almaty. The platform is organised in partnership with educational institutions and research centres in Kazakhstan, under the theme of "Interdisciplinary Discourse in the Context of Humanitarian and Natural Science Research.” It is aimed at promoting professional development of university lecturers in Kazakhstan, and the establishment of an open platform for discussing current challenges of our time, mainstreaming new ideas and enhancing dialogue between scientists, intellectual environment, lecturers, candidates for a master's degree and students.
Professor of Medicine
President of the Academy of Preventive Medicine
A nomads’ lifestyle can be characterised by movement, a varied diet, spirituality, and a close communion with nature. Settled civilisations lost these characteristics, adopting a sedentary lifestyle, a dreary diet, and living in conditions with loss of spiritual values, and increased environmental pollution. These changes became most evident through the period of industrialisation. The result was a tremendous increase in chronic diseases, including insulin resistance leading to obesity, diabetes and other diseases; chronic inflammation and hypercoagulability, leading to vascular disorders and thrombosis; as well as chronic stress and environmental problems, which could contribute to the development of cancer. This lecture will discuss a possible solution, which includes committing to intuitive health, and returning to the traditional basics of healthy behaviors.
Almaz Sharman, a Kazakh-American scientist, is currently a Professor of Medicine, and the President of the Academy of Preventive Medicine. He holds over 30 years of experience in the field of immunology, medical-demographic and biomedical research. He has developed a methodology for studying the prevalence of the HIV infection using a nationwide representative sample that allowed the United Nations to revise the scale of the pandemic disease, reducing the estimated number of HIV-infected people in the world by 7 million. Under his guidance, the prevalence rate of anemia among women and children was investigated in a number of countries, which formed the basis for the development of successful national programmes to combat anemia, and in the field of reproductive health.
As a member of the American Health Association, Almaz Sharman worked at Johns Hopkins University. In Kazakhstan, he lead the National Medical Holding, and worked as one of the leaders at Nazarbayev University, where he laid the foundations of an integrated academic health system.
Professor, Candidate of Biological Sciences
Coordinator of Faculty Development Programme/AKHP in Kazakhstan
University of Central Asia
The lecture will be delivered in Russian. English translation will be provided upon request.
Impact Hub Almaty
280 Bayzakov St.
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.