On Monday, April 8, 2013, Tufts University School of Engineering hosted Tufts’ third annual World Health Day.

This day-long event featured cutting-edge engineering research on information and sensor technologies.

Tufts School of Engineering’s research in Smart Sensors, Disaster Management, Visual Analytics, and New Devices has wide-reaching impact on the future of world health and the environment.

Keynote speaker Dr. Andrey Egorov, Manager of the World Health Organization’s Environmental Health Information System (ENHIS) at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe, spoke about WHO’s efforts to facilitate the use of harmonized data collection methodologies for monitoring the implementation of commitments to protect children from environmental hazards in the WHO European Region.

We invited the Tufts community, scientists, environmental activists, health professionals, scholars, business leaders, and students to explore how research at Tufts supports the ongoing work of WHO.