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Antimicrobial resistance: an urgent concern. Live Stream!

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21 March 2014 | 10:00 - 13:15

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New article-series: Facets of Global Health: Globalisation, Equity, Impact and Action

Global Health Action has recently published a collection of articles which provide a broad overview on various facets of global health, and which strengthens the link between globalisation and its impacts on the regional and local levels. 

This series of articles is the result of a collaboration between the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), the African Federation of Public Health Associations (AFPHA) and the Department of International Health at Maastricht University.

The Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). A nuanced view by the British Medical Association

Much has been written in recent months about the currently negotiated Trans Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US). While proponents of TTIP praise the economic benefit for both EU and US, its critics fear negative impacts on health and social well-being due to a variety of aspects negotiated under the agreement. As the negotiations are being done largely behind closed doors, statements from both proponents and critics sometimes appear speculative and in some cases even populist. As the negotiations will enter the fourth round in March this year, questions about TTIPs potential economic and social impact remain. 

Yesterday, the British Medical Association (BMA) published a summary of health related points that may be affected by the TTIP. While still acknowledging the speculative nature of their opinions, their summary of issues still forms a balanced and more nuanced entry point for the discussion on TTIP's impact on health.  

McMaster Health Forum relaunches Health Systems Evidence website

Health Systems Evidence is intended to serve as a resource for policymakers, stakeholders and researchers. The new version of the online platform is available in seven languages, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. It offers advanced search functionalities that allow users to search the currently 2,000 records compiled in a continuously updated repository of syntheses of research evidence about health system governance, financial and delivery arrangements. Additional new elements include a comprehensive synonyms dictionary and monthly customized email alerts identifying new documents.

More Articles...

  1. New report on the state of women's and children's health: "Eliminating Health Inequities: Every Woman and Every Child Counts"
  2. WHO creates Action:SDH to foster discussion on the social determinants of health
  3. Democratising Global Health Coalition
  4. Letter from Medicus Mundi on behalf of Democratising Global Health Coalition
  5. Political declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases
  6. Upcoming Global Health Europe and Global Health Programme Events
  7. Aid for trade at a glance 2011: showing results. OECD
  8. UN Millenium Development Goals Report 2011
  9. EU and WHO discuss strategic partnership
  10. EU Global Health Policy Forum
  11. Global Health TV on Global Health Diplomacy
  12. European Health Forum Gastein 2011 Programme
  13. EU agencies put to the test as origin of deadly E.Coli still a mystery
  14. E.Coli cucumber crisis
  15. Consultation on Draft Technical Paper of the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health
  16. Time to untie the knots: the WHO reform and the need of democratizing global health
  17. Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Research Calls
  18. WHO global forum: Addressing the challenge of noncommunicable diseases
  19. Big Pharma backs deal to boost flu pandemic readiness
  20. Forum on UK and EU Policy on Trade in Health, Agriculture and Food
  21. WHO and the European Commission agree future common action in key areas
  22. Call for Applications for the Summer School "European Health Care and Social Systems in Transition
  23. Indian pharma firms, NGOs oppose EU free trade deal
  24. Public hearing on the implemetation guidelines for the WHO Global Code of Practice on the international recruitment of health personnel
  25. European Parliament passes resolution on reducing health inequalities
  26. Africa’s Aids patients biggest losers if India/EU drugs deal sails through reports The East African
  27. First meeting of the European Health Policy Forum
  28. Consultation in the European Region on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases now available for comments
  29. DG SANCO: Renewed Commitment of Stakeholders to Combat Overweight and Obesity-Related Health Issues
  30. MEPs approve laws to curb counterfeit drugs
  31. Hungary to push healthcare 'tourism' at EU helm

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