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National and Global Platforms for Non Communicable Diseases: The Way Forward

The UN High Level meeting on non communicable diseases (NCDs) and the resulting Political Declaration created as many questions as they answered. Notably in relation to decisions about NCD targets, indicators and monitoring and the form that a global platform to oversee NCD strategy and monitoring will take. This session at the Geneva Health Forum […]

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Call for Applications: Summer School ‘European Health Care and Social Systems in Transition’

The European Forum Alpbach and the Institute of Social Medicine, Center for Public Health at the Medical University of Vienna present the Summer School “European Health Care and Social Systems in Transition”, which will take lace in Alpbach/Austria from 16 to 23 August, 2012. The Summer School will be organized as part of the “European […]

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Event: Strengthening the Global Research and Development System

Current investments in Research & Development (R&D) and innovation for meeting health needs in developing countries are not sufficient. The existing model of R&D and innovation is not adequate when it comes to discovering and developing medicines and other health technologies which in particular address the needs of markets with low purchasing power. These issues […]