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The 10 challenges of global health governance

In a presentation delivered at the June 2010 “Global Health: Together we can make it” conference in Brussels, Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and Chair of the Global Health Europe Task Force, summarized the key challenges that have to be tackled in order to improve global […]

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Global Health

Global health refers to those factors that transcend national boundaries and governments to determine the health and human security of people across rich and poor countries, and of future generations. The determinants of health are a complex range of biological, social, economic environmental, political and other factors. These include new and re-emergent communicable diseases spread […]

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Deepwater Horizon, Bhopal and The Niger Delta : what have we learnt?

In the Gulf of Mexico the blow out beneath BP’s oil rig has revealed just how little regulation was provided by the US Minerals Management Service. It now seems likely that BP, an international giant formed as the result of a merger between the Amoco (formerly Standard Oil) and British Petroleum Companies, will be held […]

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The Global Flu Pandemic Aftermath: Council of Europe Report

The EU Commission launches its consultation on “Strengthening European Union Preparedness on Pandemic Influenza” against a background of accusations that the threat of this pandemic was overstated and that European countries (with the exception of Poland) were persuaded to invest too much in stocks of anti-viral medicines. This controversy was fuelled by the revelations published […]