Global Health TV on Global Health Diplomacy

17 June 2011

Global Health TV reports from the 64th World Health Assembly where new diplomatic processess are being developed in a time when diplomats are getting more involved in health issues and health experts become more concerned with foreign policy. You can see interviews with Prof. David Heymann, Chair of the UK Health Protection Agency, Prof. Paoulo Buss, Director of FioCruz Center for Global Health in Brazil, Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Programme in Geneva, and Mr. Haik Nikogosian, Head of the Convention Secretariat FCTC/WHO.


Graduate Institute 070611-MPEG-4 from graduate institute on Vimeo.

European Health Forum Gastein 2011 Programme

20 June 2011

The programme for the 14th annual European Health Forum Gastein is now available. This years Forum will focus on "Innovation and Well Being - European Health in 2020 and beyond." The 4 day programme will include workshops on timely issues such as Global Health Governance and the WHO reform process, Health security, eHealth, and migration - to name a few. The Forum's parrallel sessions will discuss topics such as the WHO European Regional Office's Health2020 initiative for a new and innovative European Regional Health Policy, the future of medicine, NCDs, social innovation, health technology assessment, and active and healthy aging.

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EU agencies put to the test as origin of deadly E.Coli still a mystery

10 June 2011

EU and member state officials discuss reforming the EU Rapid Alert system after both Spanish cucumbers and German beansprouts have been cleared.


E.Coli cucumber crisis

31 May 2011

The source of E.coli in cucumbers which has caused 14 deaths and infected hundreds remained a mystery yesterday (30 May) as scientists sought to speed up testing mechanisms and tensions rose over trade in European vegetables. Reports.


Consultation on Draft Technical Paper of the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health

18 May 2011

WHO seeks your comments and feedback on the current draft of the Conference technical paper, which aims to inform the conference discussions and provide policy-makers with an overview of key strategies to implement action on social determinants of health. Comments are welcome until Friday 3 June 2011. Comments received after this date will, unfortunately, not be able to be considered.


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