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GLOBAL HEALTH EUROPE RESEARCH PAPER N° 1 | 2009

AbstractThis paper analyses the performance of the European Union (EU) in the World Health Organization (WHO). It sets out a framework for analysing the EU’s performance in relation to unity in external representation. EU unity is assumed to be derived from European Community (EC) competence, the preference homogeneity of EU member states, and the socialization […]

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Opinion Pieces

Even with Lisbon treaty, rotating presidency may continue to lead the EU in global health

It is a big misunderstanding that the rotating presidency will be abolished with the entry into force of the Lisbon treaty. In fact, the rotating presidency will continue to exist outside the European Council, in which the heads of the EU states meet and the Foreign Affairs Council, which will be chaired and represented by […]

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HIV Infections Reduced

A new report released by UNAIDS and WHO shows that since 2001, when the United Nations Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed, the number of new infections in sub-Saharan Africa is approximately 15% lower in 2008. In East Asia HIV incidence has declined by nearly 25% and in South and South East Asia by […]

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First transmission of Tamiflu resistant Swine Flu

The world’s first cases of person to person transmission of H1N1 “swine flu” have been reported amongst a group of immune-compromised patients at a hospital in Wales. While further transmission is unlikely from this group, it shows the potential danger to health resources of the emergence of such resistance. For further details see the BBC […]

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Open Letter to the European Health Community

Dear colleagues and friends, I am pleased to welcome you to this ‘transition process’ website, which is one element of a formal and informal process I am initiating to explore ways of adapting the WHO Regional Office for Europe to the changing European environment. I am launching this site to share with you my vision […]

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New trends in European and U.S. HIV/AIDS funding now available online

The European HIV/AIDS Funders Group (EFG) and Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) announce the launch of their annual resource tracking publications. Key Findings Include: HIV/AIDS-related philanthropy in 2008 totalled €91 million ($134 million) among European-based philanthropies and $618 million among U.S.-based philanthropies. The reports show that total funding for HIV/AIDS by European-based philanthropies was lower […]

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Zedillo Commission Reports

Ernesto Zedillo the former President of Mexico and Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization has recently delivered the report of the commission he led on the governance of the World Bank Group. The report puts forward proposals to streamline the governance board structure, improve the representation of low income countries and […]