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Creating a global health policy worthy of the name

The Development Policy Forum (DPF) of the Brussels based Friends of Europe think tank together with the EU-wide policy journal Europe’s World has launched a special publication devoted to the subject of the global health policy in the EU. Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Chair of the Global Health Europe Task Force, was asked to contribute to […]

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Consultation in the European Region on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases now available for comments

WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark On 25 and 26 November 2010, government officials from across the European Region were brought together in Oslo, Norway at the UNDESA/WHO Regional High-level Consultation in the European Region on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases to discuss and provide input to the preparations for the 2011 […]

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GHE Issues Briefs

The European approach to antimicrobial resistance: sucess stories and challenges

The newest Global Health Europe Issue Brief provides a concise background on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Authors Wernli, Haustein, and Harbarth, of the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, unpack the issue of AMR explaining what it is, how it spreads, and what the European region has been doing to address this challenge. AMR […]

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A turning point for global health governance

Health diplomacy for the 21st century News coverage of last week’s meeting of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) missed the new sense of purpose and willingness of member states to address politically complex issues head-on and work towards acceptable compromises in the interest of global health. This was exemplified in the […]

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The joy of stats: Hans Rosling works his magic in real space

The joy of stats: Hans Rosling works his magic in real space 01 February 2011 Another excellent demonstration of our new reality from Hans Rosling. 200 countries over 200 years in 4 minutes. From the BBC Four programme The Joy of Stats. UN Debate Global Health and Foreign Policy On 10 December the Assembly held […]