The European Approach to Global Health Identifying Common Ground for a U.S.–EU Agenda A Report of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center
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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.
I have conducted 13 telephone interviews with senior-level colleagues in various departments in eight key countries, the European Commission, the World Health Organization, and academia. This document was written as a background paper for the CSIS Commission for Smart Global Health
Policy. It reflects the state of affairs in early 2009
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Gaudenz Silberschmidt has been head of the Division of International Affairs, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland, since 2003.