Time to untie the knots: the WHO reform and the need of democratizing global health

17 May 2011

Statement coordinated by Medico International

The People's Health Movement reports: "Health is a common good that demands collective responsibility. Instead, structural violations of the right to health are produced by the dominant market dynamics and the uncontrolled influence of profit-driven transnational corporations, supported by the policies of international financial and trade institutions - the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

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Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Research Calls

05 May 2011

the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) has launched its first call for research proposals.

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WHO global forum: Addressing the challenge of noncommunicable diseases


27 April 2011, Moscow, the Russian Federation

The WHO Global Forum will bring together a wide group of stakeholders to share views and experiences to date on the challenges and opportunities in noncommunicable disease prevention, treatment and control. Global Forum participants will identify and commit to priority actions to strengthen global action to prevent and control NCDs.

Live webcasts of the forum can be viewed at http://who.telemarker.ru/

Big Pharma backs deal to boost flu pandemic readiness

18 April 2011

(Reuters) - Virus samples will be shared globally in exchange for vaccines produced from them under a landmark deal to improve preparedness for a flu pandemic, diplomats at the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

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Forum on UK and EU Policy on Trade in Health, Agriculture and Food

7 June 2011

Organized by Global Health Europe and partners
Wednesday 22 June 2011, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
EC Representation Office, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

The Forum will take a multi-sectoral approach and will provide an opportunity for a wide participation by academic, business and civil society representatives to engage in dialogue on critical issues concerning the global health impact of policies relating to trade in health services and pharmaceuticals; and trade in food and agriculture. A major part of the day will be structured around group discussion sessions.

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