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  • Title: Welcome to globalhealtheurope.org
    Descriptive info: .. Events.. Upcoming Events.. Event Reports.. Publications.. Position Statements.. GHE Research Papers.. GHE Issue Briefs.. Opinion Pieces.. Other Publications.. Other Media.. Resources.. Global Health Actors.. Glossary.. News.. Current.. News Archive 2011.. News Archive 2010.. News Archive 2009.. News Archive 2008.. About us.. The Challenge.. What We Do.. How We Work.. Who We Are.. Home.. Global Health News.. [Department of Error] Department of Error.. 8 Dec 2012 | 1:01 am.. The Lancet.. Belgian lawmakers bitter over French beer tax (News).. 6 Dec 2012 | 7:44 am.. EurActiv.. First step to stronger collaboration with UNFPA.. 5 Dec 2012 | 5:33 pm.. WHO/Europe | News feed.. Above All, Do No Harm: The Sad State of Health Care Quality in Rural Madhya Pradesh.. 4 Dec 2012 | 5:46 pm.. Global Health Policy.. Giving the Blueprint Legs.. 3 Dec 2012 | 7:49 pm.. Commission on Smart Global Health Policy.. 100 millionth person receives lifesaving meningitis vaccine.. 3 Dec 2012 | 10:01 am.. WHO news.. Zeroing in on AIDS and global health Post-2015.. 30 Nov 2012 | 1:00 am.. Globalization and Health - Latest Articles.. Few More Days to Nominate Board Members.. 15 Nov 2012 | 3:16 pm.. Blog 4 Global Health.. _.. The Eurozone Crisis and Global Health.. Written by Team Global Health Europe.. Monday, 22 October 2012 15:14.. Global Health Europe and the Global Health Working Group of the British International Studies Association organized a discussion meeting on.. "Beyond the Eurozone Crisis: Europe and the New Realities for Global Health".. The meeting, held on 27 September 2012, was hosted at the European Commission Representation (Europe House, London) and was co-sponsored by the UK's Health Protection Agency and the Centre for Global Health Policy at Sussex University.. Two panel sessions, chaired and moderated by Andrew Jack, took the themes 'what should Europe do for global health' (panellists Nick Tomlinson, Head of International Affairs, Department of Health; Beatrice Nere, Programme Officer, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation; Chris Brookes, Director of Programmes and Partnership, Health Action Partnership International: HAPI) and 'why is addressing global health important for Europe' (panellists Richard Bergström, Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations; Anthony Kessel, Director of Public Health Strategy, Health Protection Agency; Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett, Executive Chair, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London).. For a detailed report of the meeting, click.. here.. For an editorial in The Lancet arising from the meeting, click.. For photos and videos of the event, click.. Last Updated on Friday, 09 November 2012 15:41.. Global Health at the 15th European Health Forum Gastein.. Written by Christoph Aluttis.. Sunday, 07 October 2012 10:51.. On October 03-04, Maastricht University and Global Health Europe jointly hosted a forum on global health governance at the 15th European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG).. The EHFG is the leading health policy event in the EU and it provides a major platform for decision-makers in public health health care.. The forum contributed to the global health governance discourse from an international- as well as European perspective.. It put forward the issues that need to be addressed through a consolidated international approach, with the European Union and the WHO Regional Office for Europe as key actors for the European continent.. Ultimately, the forum gave impetus to the European way forward for global health.. High level speakers and pannellists included Ms.. Zsuszanna Jakab, Regional Director of the the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Dr.. Marc Sprenger, Director of the European Center for Disease Control, Professor Srinath Reddy, President  ...   fell in real terms in 2010 in almost all OECD countries, reversing a long-term trend of rapid increases.. While government health spending tended to be maintained at the start of the economic crisis, cuts in spending really began to take effect in 2010.. This was particularly the case in the European countries hardest hit by the recession.. See here.. for the full OECD statement.. Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:00.. TED video on MDGs.. Monday, 23 July 2012 13:22.. In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease with a deadline of 2015.. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.. org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.. Jamie Drummond co-founded the advocacy organization ONE, whose central themes are ending extreme poverty and fighting the AIDS pandemic.. Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2012 13:31.. Global Health Diplomacy Book Series.. Written by Samantha Battams.. Monday, 23 July 2012 12:56.. The Global Health Programme is involved in the development of the 'Global Health Diplomacy' book series (series editors Ilona Kickbusch and Thomas Novotny, publisher World Scientific).. The book series will present a series of scholarly writing to provide a possible focus for future education, training, research, and service in global health diplomacy for the 21st centruy.. Published titles include 'Innovative Health Partnerships: The Diplomacy of Diversity' and 'Negotiating and Navigating Global Health Case studies in Global Health Diplomacy'.. Forthcoming titles include '21st Century Global Health Diplomacy' and 'Power Shift in Global Health, The Emerging Economics and Regional Groupings.. ' As part of this series, a book on the 'EU's role in Global Health' is also currently in development.. For more information on the Global Health Diplomacy series,.. see here.. Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:37.. Upcoming Global Health Europe forums at EHFG, Gastein and WHS, Berlin.. Monday, 23 July 2012 12:34.. This year Global Health Europe will be present again at both the European Health Forum, Gastein (3-6 October) and the World Health Summit, Berlin (21-24 October).. At Gastein, together with Maastricht University, GHE will co-host a parallel forum entitled "Global Health Governance: Europe and the world".. The three sessions of the parallel forum will focus on 1) global health governance in the European context, 2) global governance for health in practice and 3) foreign policy for health.. For the World Health Summit, Berlin, GHE will hold a symposium on governance (with World Vision) and a separate partner session on Research Policies for Global Health, whilst the global health programme will also coordinate a working session on governance (together with WHO and WEF).. For the programme of.. EHFG click here.. and the.. World Health Summit click here.. Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:36.. Start.. Prev.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. Next.. End.. Page 1 of 5.. December 2012.. Mo.. Tu.. We.. Th.. Fr.. Sa.. Su.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 24.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 29.. 30.. 31.. No current events.. Recent GHE Publications.. OECD: Growth in health spending grinds to a halt.. TED video on MDGs.. Global Health Bulletin produced for 65th WHA.. Integration of Health and Sustainable Development.. Global Health Governance and Financing Mechanisms.. Current news.. News Archiv 2011.. News Archiv 2010.. News Archiv 2009.. 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    Descriptive info: Show Archive.. Upcoming Events.. Date.. Title.. Currently no events are available.. EventList powered by.. schlu.. net..

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  • Title: Event Reports
    Descriptive info: Events.. -.. Event Reports.. European Health Forum Gastein.. Confirmed keynote speakers include.. A Stöger.. , Minister of Health, Austria.. J Dalli,.. EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy.. Z Jakab,.. Regional Director, WHO Europe.. To.. register.. please use the registration form on our website, where you can also find regular updated information.. www.. ehfg.. org/congress.. html.. Additionally, we would like to draw your attention to the announcement of this year's.. European Health Award 2012.. With this prize, we promote an initiative that has contributed in a significant way to meet European health challenges.. Key messages on Governance for Health in the 21st Century.. Global Health Europe hosted two working sessions at the World Health Summit in Berlin, which focused on ways to increase global health democracy for better health outcomes, through improved systems and processes for global health governance and innovative financing strategies.. Key messages across both of the ‘Democratising global health' and ‘Innovative financing mechanisms' governance sessions can be.. viewed here.. Global Health Europe workshop on Governance at Gastein.. On the 5th October, 2011, Global Health Europe held a pre-conference workshop on global health governance at the 14th European Health Forum in Gastein (EHFG), Austria with a special focus on the reform of the World Health Organisation (WHO).. The debate centred on processes for engagement within the WHO reform processes, in particular the role of civil society, organisations such as the European Union, and private industry within reform.. A range of reform and general global health governance challenges were discussed, including the tensions between NGO and private interests within governance, and timely reform versus the need for adequate mechanisms to ensure democratic processes and representation.. Read the full summary of the workshop.. Global health and trade: A forum for academic, business and civil society engagement with the UK and EU policy on trade in health, agriculture and food.. 24 June 2011.. - On the 22nd of June, the Global Health Europe organised a day long event at the Europe House in London on Global health and trade:.. Read more.. Key messages from the first European Health Policy Forum.. 28 March 2011.. The first meeting of the European Health Policy Forum was held in Andorra in mid March.. WHO EURO has recently released a short video which captures the key messages from the meeting, especially relating to the development of the new European Health Policy 2020.. Negotiating Health in the 21st Century: Global Health Governance in Fragile States Fourth High-Level Symposium on Global Health Diplomacy.. 21 December 2010.. For those of you who weren't able to attend the Fourth High-Level Symposium on Global Health Diplomacy ".. Negotiating Health in the 21st Century: Fragile States: Analyzing the interface of health and diplomacy.. ", and for those who would like to watch again the interventions of the different speakers, please note that the video recordings of all interventions, Power Point presentations (when available), as well as other relevant documents from the symposium are now accessible on the.. Symposium webpage.. of the Global Health Programme.. Meeting Summary: Regional High-level Consultation in the European Region on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.. 07 December 2010.. The Oslo high-level consultation, held on 25-26 November 2010, was intended as a milestone event ahead of the United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), to be held in September 2011.. Nearly 40 governments in the WHO European Region met to discuss Europe's needs and perspectives and influence the global discussion on NCDs.. Discussions successfully highlighted those issues that  ...   an opportunity for representatives of various civil society groups with an interest in global health to meet the EC policy team from DG SANCO, DG DEV and DG RTD.. It combines feedback on progress in pursuing the aims set out in "EU's Role in Global Health" updates on civil society led initiatives and an exploration of issues such as aid effectiveness and health system strengthening.. Reports from the 60th annual WHO Regional Committee for Europe.. Over 300 representatives from the 53 member states in the WHO European Region will meet in Moscow, Russian Federation on 13 - 16 September for the annual session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.. The conference will discuss strategies and action plans to tackle public health issues on the national and regional levels.. GHE will be providing updates and analysis throughout the negotiations.. EU event a starting point for a new era in global health governance.. 15 June 2010.. On 10-11 June 2010, the EU for the very first time organized a two day high-level event on global health.. The central office of the European Commission, the Berlaymont building, was decorated for all to see, with a poster for the conference running down nearly the full height of its 18 floors in the heart of Brussels' EU quarter.. Never has the EU's commitment to its global health responsibilities been so boldly displayed.. The EU's commitment to global health was reinforced in the conference opening by EU Commissioner for Public Health John Dalli, presence of European Commission director generals for public health, development and research, and again in speeches from Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, Bience Gawanas, African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, and David Chiriboga, Minister for Health, Ecuador.. World Economic Forum looks at redesigning global health governance.. 31 May 2010.. In what is being called a "marketplace for ideas" the World Economic Forum has convened a meeting of decision makers and opinion leaders from the communities of policy, business and civil society in Doha to discuss how to improve international cooperation.. The event "The Global Redesign Summit" looks at issues ranging from building institutions for an empowered society and creating a global values framework, to looking at security, managing global risks and ensuring health for all.. On 31 May there was a session dedicated specifically to global health governance.. Daring to do more, the EU presents its new global health policy framework at the World Health Assembly.. 20 May 2010.. Delegates and observers at the 63rd World Health Assembly gathered today at the UN in Geneva for a side-event organized by the Spanish Presidency of the EU, the European Commission and Global Health Europe.. Reaching out to a broader community of global health stakeholders, the event brought together experts from Brazil, Thailand and South Africa with experts from the EU, the World Health Organization and Global Health Europe to discuss the challenges and opportunities for improved collaboration between the EU and other regions for global health.. Nobel Forum Seminar: The European Union as a Global Health Actor.. The Swedish Presidency of the European Union convened a meeting of high level European global health stakeholders in Stockholm on Friday, 4 December 2009.. The meeting was co-organised by the Karolinska Institutet and Global Health Europe.. The seminar came at a crucial moment for European engagement in global health; its objective being to give feedback into the European Commission's present work toward a new EU policy on Global Health.. Dowload the.. Event Report.. (PDF)..

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  • Title: Publications
    Descriptive info: Publications.. Other Publications.. Other Media.. Global Health Bulletin produced for 65th WHA.. GHE Position Statement.. The Graduate Insitute, Global Health Programme, together with the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, produced this Global Health publication for the 65th WHA.. Please see free pdf of the recent publication, with contributions from Parliamentarians and Ministers, Heads of Multilateral Organisations, Civil Society Organisations and Academics.. Integration of Health and Sustainable Development.. GHE Research Papers.. In a recent Lancet article, Andy Haines, George Alleyne, Ilona Kickbush and Carlos Dora consider the upcoming (20-22nd June 2012) Rio+ UN Conference on sustainable development, the linkages between health and sustainable development, how policies in 'other sectors' affect health, and the type of governance required for more sustinable development.. See the.. article here.. Global Health Governance and Financing Mechanisms.. Despite extraordinary successive increases in international aid, we have not achieved desired gains in health equity.. There has been a tendency to focus on vertical programmes and specific diseases, rather than supporting countries to develop sustainable health financing systems that would lead to universal coverage.. Despite the statements agreed to in the Paris and Accra declarations aid has in many cases reinforced the organizational and institutional health care divide between developed and developing countries.. The premise of international aid has recently changed, with the.. Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.. statement calling for greater ownership of development priorities, greater cooperation between various stakeholders for development, greater accountability for development efforts and more support for South-South and triangular cooperation.. Within this framework, supporting health financing and health systems should be an important component of sustainable development.. Achieving the right to health - a central goal for global health outlined in the WHO constitution - is intertwined with social, economic and environmental development.. Health equity is not the only goal, as access to processes of participation in agenda setting and cross-sectoral policy mechanisms, along with  ...   reform debate where the WHO's core business, financing, governance and management operations are under review.. The paper examines the extent to which the EU represents a single voice in discussions and questions where the EU's performance is undermined by disputes over EU competence on global health, WHO governance procedures, a lack of common EU policy objectives or other incoherencies.. It also considers other factors contributing to EU performance in the WHO, and the extent to which the EU brings the experience of EU internal governance practices to the table.. The paper is based on qualitative interviews with EU staff, professionals from EU and non EU member states.. Results suggest that vertical integration across parts of the EU/EC was well-developed, however there was more scope for integration on global health strategy across the EU.. Whilst there was good coordination on the WHO reform, there was also little involvement on the reform across MS (EU and non-EU).. Tensions arose between the EU and MS when it came to institutional rather than technical matters.. There was more scope for horizontal integration across health, foreign policy, research and development within and across the EU and MS.. The 'single voice' and effectiveness of EU representation was affected by a number of factors, including MS trust in EU representation, flexibility in negotiations, lengthy EU coordination processes, MS vying for influence within the EU, and MS rather than EU engagement in behind the scenes and 'soft power' diplomacy.. The results are considered in light of prior theory and research on the EU's role in global multilateral governance.. To see the full paper,.. click here.. More Articles.. The EU's role in global health and the WHO reform; between health and foreign policy.. The Case for Europe as a Leader in Research and Innovation for Global Health.. Prof Dr Ilona Kickbusch on 'Health in All Policies'.. BMJ editorial on Global Health Diplomacy.. Page 1 of 6..

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  • Title: GHE Position Statement
    Descriptive info: GHE Position Statement.. The Case for Europe as a Leader in Research and Innovation for Global Health.. This working paper from November 2011 explores the potential and makes recommendations for Europe's role in research and innovation to improve global health.. It highlights the need for coherence between Horizon 2020 and other key EU policies, including that on the EU's role in global health, and the potential for global health research to play an instrumental role in achieving.. Europe 2020.. goals of growth, innovation and social inclusion.. The paper was presented at a session at the World Health Summit, Berlin, October 2011, where the session was used to develop and refine the paper.. final version of the paper here.. Consultation on the future of EU Budget support to third countries.. 16 November 2010.. Global Health Europe's response to the EU's consultation on the Green Paper on the Future of EU Budget Support to third countries reflects our central concern with aspects of health and its governance in the interests of the people of the European Union, our neighbours and global citizens.. Global Health Europe invites you to register and contribute to this response with your comments.. The official consultation deadline is 31 December 2010.. The European Commission background documents can be found at:.. http://ec.. europa.. eu/development/how/consultation/index.. cfm?action=viewcons id=5221 lng=en.. GHE Response to EU Stakeholder Consultation on a Future Trade Policy.. 03 August 2010.. Following.. the 'Europe 2020' paper.. adopted by the European  ...   on the GHE contribution.. GHE Response to EU Stakeholder Consultation on Pandemic Preparedness.. 16 July 2010.. Global Health Europe has prepared the below response to the EU Stakeholder Consultation on Strengthening European Union Preparedness on Pandemic Influenza.. Responses must be submited to the European Commission by 23 July 2010.. We are making our response available here first where registered viewers can send us their comments.. Alternatively email your comments and suggestions on the Global Health Europe response to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before Thursday 22 July.. EU publishes summary of contributions to the consultation on the EU Role in Global Health.. The European Commission has made a summary of the contributions it received from stakeholders during last year's open consultation on the EU Role in Global Health available online.. EU 2020 : Responses from Global Health Europe.. 21 January 2010.. These responses to the Commission consultation on the Future "EU 2020" Strategy are submitted on behalf of Global Health Europe.. Our response to this consultation is focussed on the role of health and healthcare both within the economy of the EU and in the global economy as a basis for sustainable development and an engine of growth.. The EU Role in Global Health: Answers from Global Health Europe.. These notes provide responses to the questions raised by the EC consultation paper on the.. "Role of the EU in Global Health"..

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  • Title: GHE Research Papers
    Descriptive info: The EU's role in global health and the WHO reform; between health and foreign policy.. This paper explores the EU role in global health post the Lisbon Treaty.. It was presented by S.. Battams at the Lisboan Workshop on EU external representation after Lisbon, 21-22 February, Clingendael Institute, The Hague.. See the paper.. How Europe can better support global health governance: a global public goods approach.. 04 April 2011.. The third paper in the GHE research series provides a discussion on global public goods theory and its relevance for governance for global health in Europe.. Many global health challenges bring to mind the concept of public goods, a concept that is well established in economics but has so far been primarily applied to national phenomena.. Within the national context we have learned that public goods pose very special provision or governance challenges, so-called collective action problems.. Carried over to the global level through increasing openness and interconnectedness of economies and policy fields global public goods pose even more collective-action challenges, not least because the institution of the state (that helps us nationally to overcome collective action-problems) has no equivalent at the international level.. Launch of GHE Research Paper: The impact of global processes on health systems in Europe.. 7 October 2010.. The second paper in the Global Health Europe Research Series was launched today at the  ...   by factors not restricted to the European region, and how there is a clear need for national policy-makers to consider global processes in the design of national health system.. The latter reflects a need to develop not only national policies, but policies that are truly global.. GLOBAL HEALTH EUROPE RESEARCH PAPER N° 1 | 2009.. Getting better: the European Union's performance in the World Health Organization.. By Louise van Schaik.. Abstract.. This paper analyses the performance of the European Union (EU) in the World Health Organization (WHO).. It sets out a framework for analysing the EU's performance in relation to unity in external representation.. EU unity is assumed to be derived from European Community (EC) competence, the preference homogeneity of EU member states, and the socialization into EU practices of their representatives.. The article discusses the increased Europeanization and internationalization of health issues.. It argues that this makes it almost inevitable that the EU is becoming a more unified actor within WHO negotiations.. At the same time, it points to limitations impeding the EU's performance that are to be taken into account, notably EU member states being cautious about ceding competences to the EU on health issues, them having widely diverging preferences on issues such as reproductive rights, and not fully trusting the European Commission to take over external representation in WHO negotiations.. Full Text (PDF)..

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  • Title: GHE Issues Briefs
    Descriptive info: GHE Issues Briefs.. The European approach to antimicrobial resistance: sucess stories and challenges.. GHE Issues Briefs.. 16 February 2011.. The newest Global Health Europe Issue Brief provides a concise background on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).. Authors Wernli, Haustein, and Harbarth, of the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, unpack the issue of AMR explaining what it is, how it spreads, and what the European region has been doing to address this challenge.. AMR is a pressing cross-border health challenge that requires collective and coordinated policies and action from the local to the global level of governance.. The story behind AMR is a tragedy of the commons on a global scale and it provides a poignant example of what is at stake when essential global public goods are underprovided due to a lack of appropriate regulation and enforcement.. Directed at policy making audiences, this GHE Issue Brief succinctly explains this complex technical issue and why it is  ...   of the WHO.. 10 September 2010.. This GHE Issue Brief looks at the potential for European regional leadership on this long standing challenge to more effective global health governance.. This is an issue of particular importance given that it will be the subject of deliberations at this year's WHO Regional Committee meetings, and again at the January 2011 meeting of the WHO Executive Board.. GHE Issue Brief, July 2010.. EU leadership in global health workforce recruitment.. 20 August 2010.. The first in a series of GHE Issue Briefs is now available online.. The GHE Issue Briefs are concise, policy oriented background documents.. In each brief Global Health Europe provides an analysis of global health's most pressing challenges viewed through a governance lense and approached from interdisciplinary perspectives.. The first brief looks at the WHO's new Code on the ethical international recruitment of health workers and asks what implications this has for Europe.. GHE Issue Brief, June 2010..

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  • Title: Opinion Pieces
    Descriptive info: Creating a global health policy worthy of the name.. Opinion Pieces.. 28 February 2011.. The Development Policy Forum (DPF) of the Brussels based Friends of Europe think tank together with the EU-wide policy journal.. Europe's World.. has launched a special publication devoted to the subject of the global health policy in the EU.. Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Chair of the Global Health Europe Task Force, was asked to contribute to this report with a short perspective piece on.. how the EU can create a global health policy worthy of the name.. Professor Kickbusch argues that European countries, together with the European Commission, have an opportunity through the recently adopted Communication and Conclusions on the EU Role in Global Health to take the lead in shifting understanding of global health to include the provision of global public goods for health.. This means developing strong and inclusive institutions for global health governance through strengthening and reforming the World Health Organisation.. A turning point for global health governance.. 03 February 2011.. Health diplomacy for the 21st century.. News coverage of last week's meeting of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) missed the new sense of purpose and willingness of member states to address politically complex issues head-on and work towards acceptable compromises in the interest of global health.. This was exemplified in the negotiation of a proposal from the African group of countries to institute a policy of rotation between geographic regions for the election of future Director Generals of the WHO.. The issue could have led to political deadlock on the board, but it was artfully avoided through a deft show of statesmanship and above all a collective desire to see the board succeed in its work.. Health Education in Europe - Response to the report of the Lancet Global Commission.. 26 January 2011.. A Lancet Commission recently presented a report on the education of health professionals in the future.. Of the 20 members of the Commission only one is from Europe.. This may reflect the limited contributions of Europe in previous reforms of professional training.. Further development of education is now necessary in view of new challenges to health.. The significance of interdisciplinary collaboration and global health training are emphasised in the report.. The new generation of reforms should be competency-driven and adaptive to local challenges but in a global perspective.. Europe should not take a back seat in this essential process.. Global health knowledge production.. 1 December 2010.. For the ordinary citizen, health is a major concern.. This is true in countries at all different income levels.. Obviously, society at large sets many of the conditions for maintaining health, with an increasingly complex background.. In Europe values of equity, solidarity and access to quality health-care are important components of this back-ground.. Europe, being one of the major financial markets globally has not been very effective in promoting these values globally.. It may also be argued that Europe has not taken its global responsibility as seriously as should be anticipated.. Today organizations like EU, UN and WHO express the political will to include health issues in a broader global perspective.. To live up to these ambitions, it is essential that Europe has the professional knowledge that is required.. India, Brazil and South Africa make a stand on falsified and substandard medicines.. 21 October 2010.. Last week the Permanent Missions to the UN in Geneva of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) held a seminar to explore the current challenges and long-term solutions to the issue of falsified and substandard medicines.. Whatever you call them, (and the overlooked nuances between definitions is partly the problem), the issue of "counterfeit", falsified, spurious, and substandard medicines will prove to be a divisive one in the coming years.. On the surface this issue is about access to medicines and the realization of the right to health, it is about protecting populations from increasingly sophisticated international criminals who endanger people's lives and undermine confidence in already fragile health systems.. But it is also about deeply vested business interests with a whole lot of money hanging in the balance..  ...   G8 will remain an important focus for the global health and development agenda.. G20 is unlikely to address human rights, health is unlikely to be central to its agenda, the voices of civil society organisations are not expected to be heard at its meetings and there is little prospect of better connection with the UN system.. This is a personal perspective of a truly fascinating meeting, for an authoritative view check the web site at:.. http://www.. chathamhouse.. org.. uk.. The G8 and global health: getting hip with the times.. 2 July 2010.. Despite rumours to the contrary, last week's G8 meeting in Muskoka, Canada confirmed to the world that this highly influential club of powerful countries plus the EU has no intention of being phased out in the near future.. While their influence on global economic affairs has been eclipsed by the G20, the G8 will remain an influential forum to address the most pressing issues in development, peace and global security (.. Summit Conclusions.. ).. This year has brought a totally new element into play: the first ever G8 accountability report.. The Muskoka Accountability Report.. , commissioned at the 2009 L'Aquila Summit, aims to assess actions taken and their results against the commitments that the G8 has made for development over the last 30 years.. The 10 challenges of global health governance.. 28 June 2010.. In a presentation delivered at the June 2010 "Global Health: Together we can make it" conference in Brussels, Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and Chair of the Global Health Europe Task Force, summarized the key challenges that have to be tackled in order to improve global governance for health.. The Global Flu Pandemic Aftermath: Council of Europe Report.. 07 June 2010.. The EU Commission launches its consultation on "Strengthening European Union Preparedness on Pandemic Influenza" against a background of accusations that the threat of this pandemic was overstated and that European countries (with the exception of Poland) were persuaded to invest too much in stocks of anti-viral medicines.. This controversy was fuelled by the revelations published in the BMJ that WHO guidance issued in 2004 was authored by three scientists who had previously received payment for other work from Roche, which makes Tamiflu, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which produces Relenza.. The report by Paul Flynn, a UK Member of Parliament, on ''The handling of the H1N1 pandemic: more transparency needed'' which was adopted by the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe Assembly at its meeting in Paris on 4 June raises even more questions.. Deepwater Horizon, Bhopal and The Niger Delta : what have we learnt?.. In the Gulf of Mexico the blow out beneath BP's oil rig has revealed just how little regulation was provided by the US Minerals Management Service.. It now seems likely that BP, an international giant formed as the result of a merger between the Amoco (formerly Standard Oil) and British Petroleum Companies, will be held to account for a final bill of up to $20 Billion.. Even with Lisbon treaty, rotating presidency may continue to lead the EU in global health.. It is a big misunderstanding that the rotating presidency will be abolished with the entry into force of the Lisbon treaty.. In fact, the rotating presidency will continue to exist outside the European Council, in which the heads of the EU states meet and the Foreign Affairs Council, which will be chaired and represented by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR; Catherine Ashton).. Open Letter to the European Health Community.. 20 November 2009.. Dear colleagues and friends,.. I am pleased to welcome you to this ‘transition process' website, which is one element of a formal and informal process I am initiating to explore ways of adapting the WHO Regional Office for Europe to the changing European environment.. I am launching this site to share with you my vision for the WHO European Office and, importantly, to hear your views and suggestions about this vision and a number of priority action issues..

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  • Title: Other Publications
    Descriptive info: BMJ editorial on Global Health Diplomacy.. - Guided by the key question whether foreign policy serves health or whether health serves foreign policy, Professor Ilona Kickbusch outlined four different ways in which foreign policy and health can interact.. Interview with Ilona Kickbusch on WHO reforms.. 20 June 2011.. The Graduate Institute of Insternational and Development Studies (IHEID) has published an Interview with Director of the Global Health Programme at IHEID, Professor Ilona Kickbusch,.. translated into French.. The interview is a discussion on the reform process currently under way at the World Health Organization, and a reflection on the recent discussions at the World Health Assembly last May.. The interview can be found at:.. http://graduateinstitute.. ch/Jahia/site/iheid/cache/bypass/lang/en/institute/news?newsId=114607.. Experience and roles of the EU in relation to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.. 04 March 2011.. This paper analyzes the experience of the European Union (EU) in the formation and application of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which came into force on 27 February 2005.. Its fifth year is a timely moment to review the EU's role in creating and applying the first binding global health treaty of the World Health Organization.. In addition to the 167 nation states that have become parties to the Framework Convention, the European Union is the only regional economic organization that has become a full signatory member and party to the FCTC.. We understand this special circumstance as a result of an important learning process for the EU on how to conduct international negotiations in a policy field which is mostly shared in legal competence between the EU and its member states.. Dr.. Björn-Inge Larsen, Norwegian Representative to WHO Executive Board, on Norway's WHO strategy and approach to global health.. 04 January 2011.. Global Health Europe had the recent opportunity to speak with Dr.. Björn-Inge Larsen, who serves as Norway's Chief Medical Officer and representative on the World Health Organization's Executive Board.. Norway is one of few countries who have published a strategy document describing how they approach health as a global issue, and in particular, how Norway is approaching its term on the WHO Executive Board.. Global Health Europe took this opportunity to ask Dr.. Larsen about the Norwegian WHO Strategy, how it came about, how it functions, and how other European countries might go about implementing similar strategies.. The conversation then touched on broader issues of global health governance including the role and financing of the WHO-both globally and regionally-and how Norway views itself as a global health actor vis-à-vis the European Union.. And finally Dr.. Larsen explains some of the background behind Norway's interest in interactions between global health and foreign policy.. Invitation to comment: draft policy assessments on innovative incentives for global health R D.. The Washington D.. C.. based Center for Global Health R D Policy Assessment has published two draft assessments that are open for expert and stakeholder review.. The first assessment,.. Pooled Funds: Assessing New Models for Global Health R D Financing.. ,.. addresses the two critical questions of more and "better" money for global health R D, asking can a pooled fund help improve funding flows to global health R D projects? Could it bring new funders to the table? The second assessment,.. Prizes for Global Health Technologies: An Assessment with a Case Study on TB Diagnostics.. , provides a general analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of prizes as a way to drive product development and access in the developing world and a detailed case study of recent prize proposals for point-of-care TB diagnostics.. In addition, it offers a preliminary analysis of prizes for other health products.. Lancet series Chronic diseases and development.. A new series on noncommunicable diseases has been published by the Lancet, titled "Chronic diseases and development.. " The series of five papers looks at the NCDs burden and its impact on various issues and areas, including socioeconomic development in low- and middle-income countries, health financing, surveillance and the need to develop health systems that can cope with increased demands posed by chronic illnesses.. Review of Dead Aid: Why Aid is not working and how there is a better way.. 18 October 2010.. "Dead Aid: Why Aid is not working and how there is a better way" by Dambisa Moyo published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux New York 2010 (paperback edition).. This important critique of the assumption that aid can solve the obstacles to Africa's progress, by  ...   health, well beyond the usual counts of injuries that we think of as "occupational health.. " The ways in which work is organized-its pace and intensity, degree of control over the work process, sense of justice, and employment security, among other things-can be as toxic to the health of workers as the chemicals in the air.. The G20 and Global Health.. Professor Graham Lister reviews.. "The G20 and the three global crises: what prospects for global health?" a recent editorial article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health by Dr.. Roberto De Vogli and Dr.. David Gimeno.. This is a socialist rant but one I agree with.. The authors attack the global capitalist system and the failure of global governance in both financial management and in ecological and development management.. Revolutionary Thinking from Nigel Crisp.. In his book "Turning the World Upside Down: the search for global health in the 21st Century" Nigel Crisp draws on his experience as Chief Executive of England's National Health Service, as Chair of Sightsavers International and The Global Health Workforce Alliance, to challenge the accepted wisdom of 20th century health and development.. Review of Making Sense of Global Health Governance.. Making Sense of Global Health Governance - A Policy Perspective.. Edited by Kent Buse, Wolfgang Hein and Nick Drager was published in 2009 by Palgrave Macmillian.. Below is a review by Layla Yüzen, research assistant at the Munich Center on Governance, Communication, Public Policy and Law (MCG).. The review was first published in GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE, VOLUME II, NO.. 2 (FALL 2008/SPRING 2009).. ghgj.. In search of the public health paradigm for the 21st century: the political dimensions of public health.. There are increasing warnings of not only of a "crisis in global health governance" but also of a "crisis in competency" in public health.. With this in mind this paper discusses 21st century public health in view of the seminal trends which have led to a renewed political debate on public health and the characteristics of the new public health landscape as an amalgam of "healthscapes" and as networks.. Nigel Crisp's new book: Turning the world upside down - the search for global health in the 21st Century.. The most striking thing about health in the 21st Century is that the whole world is now so interconnected and so interdependent.. This interdependence is changing the way we see health, creating a new global perspective and will affect the way we need to act.. Turning the world upside down.. is a search to understand what is happening and what it means for us all.. It is based on the authors journey from running the largest health system in the world to working in some of the poorest countries and draws on his experiences to explore new ideas and innovations from around the world.. The book has three unique features:.. Describes what rich countries can learn from poorer ones, as well as the other way round.. Deals with health in rich and poor countries in the same way, not treating them as totally different things, and suggests that instead of talking about international development we should talk about co-development.. Sets out a new vision for global health, based on our interdependence, our desire for independence and our rights and accountabilities as citizens of the world.. European Cooperation on Future Crises: Toward a Public Good.. This paper by Mark Rhinard, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, succinctly explains the paradox that currently characterizes European cooperation on internal security and safety issues, generally, and specifically in public health matters.. The paper shows why this paradox reflects the cooperation difficulties of producing a transnational public good and gives a succinct intoduction to collective action literature and public goods theory as a powerful way to understand the problem.. The European Approach to Global Health Identifying Common Ground for a U.. –EU Agenda A Report of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center.. This text offers a personal view on what Europe is doing and thinking about global health and where there might be further opportunity for transatlantic collaboration.. It is based mainly on my experience as vice director and head of international affairs of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (corresponding to an assistant secretary for international affairs of the ministry of health) and my two-month sabbatical as a visiting fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center in November / December 2008..

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  • Title: Other Media
    Descriptive info: Prof Dr Ilona Kickbusch on 'Health in All Policies'.. Parag Khanna on mega-diplomacy.. 16 March 2011.. bigthink.. com asks Parag Khanna "What is.. mega-diplomacy.. ?.. ".. The Future of U.. Multilateral Engagement on Global Health: What's the Right Balance?.. 17 November 2010.. Although it is the largest donor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and a major donor to many other multilateral organizations, the U.. has historically supported global health through bilateral funding and programs.. Yet, the Obama Administration has stated an intention to reinvigorate multilateral engagement as a key priority of the Global Health Initiative, including strengthening its partnership with the Global Fund, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations, and other organizations.. This has raised questions about whether and in what ways the U.. might shift its global health support, and what the right balance is between multilateral and bilateral funding.. Joseph Nye on power shifts.. 1 November 2010.. Historian and diplomat Joseph Nye gives a TED Talk (July 2010) on the "power shifts" both between states like China and the US, and from states to non-state actors, as well as the global implications as economic, political and "soft" power shifts and moves around the globe.. --.. Hans Rosling on our way to a stable world.. 25 October 2010.. An interview with Hans Rosling for Ericsson's "2020 Shaping Ideas" project.. In the project, 20 global thinkers are asked to share their view of the drivers and trends for the future.. This is Hans Rosling's thoughts.. Interview with Dr.. Juan Garay, Health Team Coordinator at DG DEV.. PDF.. | Print |..  ...   in the Commission's directorates for health as well as research.. We discussed why a policy on the EU role in global health is necessary at present, how the Lisbon Treaty will impact the EU's role as a global health actor and what exactly Dr.. Garay hopes to accomplish with this issue paper.. Question 1: Why this policy now?.. Nick Banatvala, Head of Global Affairs, UK Department of Health, on the EU Role in Global Health and the challenge of making across-government policy.. Global Health Europe sat down with Dr.. Nick Banatvala just following the launch of the European Commission's open consultation on the EU Role in Global Health.. We discussed his views of the added value the EU brings as a global health actor and the challenges that his team faced in the UK when they where drafting their across government strategy for global health.. Mrs.. Zsuzsanna Jakab, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, on H1N1, the EU in Europe and the EU as a global health actor.. Shortly after Mrs Zsuzsanna Jakab was confirmed as the Regional Director Elect for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, she sat with Global Health Europe to discuss how the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a new agency of the European Union for which she was Director for its first 5 years, was performing in the recent H1N1 pandemic.. She also shares her insights on the role of the EU within the greater European Region and her wishes for the EU's new policy on the EU Role in Global Health..

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  • Title: Welcome to the Global Health Europe Virtual Platform
    Descriptive info: where we are mapping Europe's global health capacity through an interactive directory.. If you're organisation is not listed we hope you will add your details.. Through the map we will gain a better understanding of the distribution of global health expertise in Europe..

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