Global Health at the 15th European Health Forum Gastein

On October 03-04, Maastricht University and Global Health Europe jointly hosted a forum on global health governance at the 15th European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG). The EHFG is the leading health policy event in the EU and it provides a major platform for decision-makers in public health & health care.

The forum contributed to the global health governance discourse from an international- as well as European perspective. It put forward the issues that need to be addressed through a consolidated international approach, with the European Union and the WHO Regional Office for Europe as key actors for the European continent. Ultimately, the forum gave impetus to the European way forward for global health.

High level speakers and pannel lists included Ms. Zsuszanna Jakab, Regional Director of the the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Dr. Marc Sprenger, Director of the European Center for Disease Control, Professor Srinath Reddy, President of the Indian Public Health Foundation and Professor Yang, the former Vice Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control. Together with experts from the European Commission, the European External Action Service as well as from the Member States, industry and academia, the future European approach to the global health issues of our time were discussed.

A detailed report on the outcomes of the forum will be made available shortly.