Friday, June 15, 2012

[EQ] Global Health - Well being

Global Health

May 2012 - Dedicated to the World’s well being

Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute in cooperation with the Global Health Diplomacy Program

Munk School of Global Affairs and Trinity College University of Toronto

Available online PDF [74p.] at:

Editors’ foreword

World Health Assembly offers the best prospects for global health diplomacy

Ilona Kickbusch, Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute, and James Orbinski, Global Health Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health


Leaders’ perspectives and priorities

Promoting health in all policies, an investment for future generations

Jyrki Katainen, prime minister, Finland

Improving health in an interconnected world: five steps to better global health

Jonas Gahr Støre, minister of foreign affairs, Norway

The European Union and global health

John Dalli, member, European Commission for Health and Consumer Policy

China’s health diplomacy: sharing experience and expertise

Chen Zhu, minister of health, People’s Republic of China

 Strengthening health systems in developing countries

Aaron Motsoaledi, minister of health, South Africa

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in today’s Russia

Tatyana Golikova, minister of health and social development, Russian Federation


 Confronting the tobacco challenge through packaging regulations

Tanya Plibersek, minister for health, Australia

Regional perspectives

Health 2020: leadership for health and well-being in 21st-century Europe

Zsuzsanna Jakab, regional director for Europe, World Health Organization

Africa’s priorities to achieve its goal for the development of better health

Luis Gomes Sambo, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa


The ‘O Generation’: tackling the childhood obesity epidemic

Mirta Roses-Periago, director, Pan American Health Organization

Shaping the future of health in the Eastern Mediterranean: the role of WHO

Ala Alwan, regional director, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

South-East Asia’s global health priorities and contributions in 2012

Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia


Contributions from multilateral organisations

Health is not a commodity to be ransomed for the cause of austerity

Michel Sidibé, executive director, UNAIDS; under-secretary-general, United Nations

 Trade and health: making synergy a practical reality

Pascal Lamy, director general, World Trade Organization

 Confronting challenges in maternal health: a human rights imperative

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 Migrant workers: healthcare for all
William Lacy Swing, director general, International Organization for Migration

 Warning: harming the environment can be bad for your health

Achim Steiner, under-secretary-general, United Nations; executive director, United Nations Environment Programme

Too poor to pay for treatment? The race to beat disease and reach those in need

Christian J Wichard, deputy director general, global issue sector, World Intellectual Property Organization

Critical issues in global health

Improving the negotiating process in preparing for an influenza pandemic
Juan José Gómez Camacho, ambassador of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva

Global risks, environmental solutions: how the world can help to heal itself

Thomas A Farley, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Taking control of tobacco: nations unite to address a growing health concern

Haik Nikogosian, head of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Contributions from civil society and multi-stakeholders

Violence against healthcare:a global concern

Jakob Kellenberger, president, International Committee of the Red Cross

Tackling health inequities: the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Tadateru Konoé, president, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Child nutrition leads to global growth: advancing maternal and infant health

Kevin J Jenkins, president and CEO, World Vision International

Creating global health: a role for national public health associations

James Chauvin, president, World Federation of Public Health Associations

Maintaining the momentum in the fight against HIV, malaria and tuberculosis

Unni Karunakara, international president, Médecins Sans Frontières

Mobile phones connect patients to vital healthcare information

Patricia Mechael, executive director, mHealth Alliance, United Nations Foundation

Non-communicable diseases: a silent global epidemic

Ann Keeling, chair, NCD Alliance

Making their voices heard: the People’s Health Movement

Fran Baum, Dave McCoy, David Sanders and Amit Sengupta

(on behalf of the Global Steering Council of the People’s Health Movement)

Financing health promotion through dedicated taxes

Krissada Raungarreerat, Thai Health Promotion Foundation

Towards decent work environments: improving health in the workplace

Juan Somavia, director-general, International Labour Organization





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