Prof Dr Ilona Kickbusch on 'Health in All Policies'


Parag Khanna on mega-diplomacy

16 March 2011 asks Parag Khanna "What is mega-diplomacy?"


The Future of U.S. 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.S. 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.S. 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

Following the launch of the European Commission's Open Consultation on the EU Role in Global Health, I sat down with Dr. Juan Garay to find out more about the Commission's work toward a Communication on global health.

Drafting EU policy is a complicated process, and central to this process is active engagement with European citizens and relevent stakeholders. To accomplish this the Commission holds open consultations based on issue papers that are designed to identify the key areas and concerns which the future policy should address.

Dr. Garay is health team coordinator at the European Commission's Directorate General for Development Cooperation, also known as DG DEV, and he is one of the authors of the recent Issue Paper on the EU Role in Global Health -- a collaborative effort with his colleagues 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?



Dr. 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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