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Call for Papers: 3rd Borneo Quality of Life Conference

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The 3rd Borneo Quality of Life Conference is calling for papers from individuals interested in improving quality of life across all ages. The conference theme is “Quality of Life Across All Ages” and will take place at Universiti Malaysia Sabah on 23rd–26th May 2023. It will also be held partly online. 

The conference will provide a platform for scholars, practitioners, and individuals passionate about quality of life and well-being to discuss how to improve the quality of life in the region, with a particular focus on human rights. The conference aims to create a community of scholars, individuals, and groups who are working to improve the quality of life in the region.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics related to quality of life, including putting an end to hunger, achieving food security, promoting sustainable agriculture, lowering the mortality rate caused by noncommunicable diseases, eliminating poverty, assuring quality education, and assuring decent work and economic growth. In addition, discussions will centre around living environment and resources, including sustainable cities and communities, sustainable mobility, environmental impacts, access to safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transportation systems, increased road safety, universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible green and public spaces, sustainable agriculture, sustainable tourism, and sustainable technologies for the elderly.

Good health and well-being will also be a major topic of discussion, including issues such as the global maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality, AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases epidemics, hepatitis, water-borne diseases, and other communicable diseases, prevention and treatment for premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases, promotion of mental health and well-being, substance abuse prevention and treatment, road traffic deaths and injuries, and universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, deaths and illnesses caused by hazardous chemicals, pollution, and contamination of the air, water, and soil.

Human capital development will also be explored, including job skills and equal opportunities in education, health, and training, smart factories, enhanced human capital, improved public service standards, and infrastructure development, digitalization and automation, improved healthcare systems, and life standards, and transformation of people and culture.

Lastly, decent work and economic growth will be discussed, including sustainable economic growth, policies that support job creation and growing businesses, diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, full employment, decent working conditions, and equal pay, employment, education, and vocational training opportunities for young people, and assistive devices.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts electronically in “docx” format, no more than 300 words, including information on the background of works, methods, and findings, by the deadline of March 1, 2023. Rolling abstract acceptance notification will be sent by April 1, 2023. The conference will feature prominent speakers, including Professor Datuk ChM. Ts. Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin, Professor Dilip V. Jeste, and Dr Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a community dedicated to improving the quality of life in the region. Submit your abstract today

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