In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years. Jamie Drummond co-founded […]
Global Health News
This glossary provides a guide to global health issues from a European perspective, providing introductory articles on each topic and links to the organizations and sources most closely involved in each field. The Glossary is an updated and expanded edition of European Perspectives on Global Health-a policy glossary (Kickbusch and Lister, 2006). It is a living resource that is intended to grow to reflect the comments and engagement of participants in Global Health Europe. If your perspective is not yet reflected in the glossary, you are welcome to add comments and links so that we can understand each other better and improve how we work together.Below you’ll find an alphabetic list of topics covered in the glossary. The articles are organized into four main sections dealing with:
- the values that underlie our European approach to global health
- the key issues and actors involved in global governance for health
- European commitments to global health
- European actions and action for global health Please log-in and begin shaping the glossary with your comments today!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
World Health Summit, call for abstracts
Abstract submissions for the World Health Summit open April 2012. The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities is inviting submissions for the 4th WHS. The overall theme of the conference is ‘Research for Health and Sustainable Development.’ Abstracts being submitted up to 15th June 2012. For more information see here.
This paper explores the EU role in global health post the Lisbon Treaty. It was presented by S. Battams at the Lisboan Workshop on EU external representation after Lisbon, 21-22 February, Clingendael Institute, The Hague. See the paper here.
This working paper from November 2011 explores the potential and makes recommendations for Europe’s role in research and innovation to improve global health. It highlights the need for coherence between Horizon 2020 and other key EU policies, including that on the EU’s role in global health, and the potential for global health research to play […]
Health in All Policies
The Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach recognizes and addresses the fact that many of the determinants of health lie outside of the health sector. HiAP encourages governments to take a more inclusive approach by making the improvement of population health a shared goal across all sectors of governance. HiAP is an instrument to address […]
Health Governance and Governance for Health
“Health Governance” refers to policy agenda setting processes, implementation and accountability within the health sector. It includes the management and administration of policies and resources in health, including processes for health systems strengthening. “Governance for Health” describes a far more multifaceted and complex process of intersectoral collaboration and policy agenda setting, formulation, implementation and accountability […]
Following the recent World Conference on Social Determinants of Health in Rio, WHO has created a virtual discussion platform aiming to sustain and reinforce discussion and debate regarding action on the social determinants of health. Supported by strong information content developed in collaboration with key WHO partners, the new platform is intended to serve as […]