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Public hearing on the implementation guidelines for the WHO Global Code of Practice on the international recruitment of health personnel

The World Health Organization (WHO) is pleased to announce the launch of a web-based public hearing from 21 March to 17 April 2011 on the draft guidelines for monitoring the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (“the Guidelines”). WHO invites you to contribute to this public […]

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Call for Applications for the 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 place in Alpbach/Austria from 18 to 25 August, 2011. The Summer School will take place as part of the “European […]

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Indian pharma firms, NGOs oppose EU free trade deal

Euractiv.com reports that Indian pharmaceutical industry representatives and NGOs have voiced opposition to an imminent EU-India free trade agreement (FTA) which they claim would limit the emerging nation’s ability to produce generic drugs. Opposition focused on an EU request for a ‘data exclusivity’ clause which opponents claim would prevent India from producing cheap generics. Speaking […]

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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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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 […]

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UN Debate Global Health and Foreign Policy

On 10 December the Assembly held a debate on “global health and foreign policy”, adopting a consensus resolution on that issue, by which it underscored that global health was a long-term objective — local, national, regional and international in scope — that required sustained commitment and closer international cooperation beyond emergency. It welcomed the coordinated […]

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The Health in All Policies initiative

The Health in All Policies initiative, proposed during the 2006 Finnish presidency of the EU, provided an important opportunity to consider the impact of both internal and external policies on health. It noted that many of the key determinants of health – and global health – lie outside the domain of traditional health policy. For […]

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Event Report – Nobel Forum Seminar on the EU as a Global Health Actor

The Swedish Presidency of the European Union convened a meeting of high level European global health stakeholders in Stockholm on Friday, 4 December 2009.  The meeting was co-organised by the Karolinska Institutet and Global Health Europe. The seminar came at a crucial moment for European engagement in global health; its objective being to give feedback […]

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Open Consultation with Incoming Regional Director of WHO EURO

Mrs. Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director-Elect for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO EURO), has asked Global Health Europe to host an open letter to the European Health Community on her behalf.  This letter outlines her vision for the future of WHO EURO.  As a crucial part of her transition into the office […]

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Commonwealth Backs Climate Change Fund

Commonwealth leaders meeting in Trinidad have backed the proposals put forward by the UK and France for a global fund intended to build up to a total of $10 billion per year to help low income countries achieve carbon emission targets. They unanimously agreed to seek a legally binding international agreement. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh […]