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Global Interconnectedness Influences Population Health

In a global health review article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Anthony McMichael of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University examines the effects of globalization and “international connectivity” on “human health, international health care, and public health activities.” He discusses how…

Working Paper Examines Global Health Governance In China, India

“In my new working paper, ‘Enter the Dragon and the Elephant: China’s and India’s Participation in Global Health Governance,’ I examine these two leading emerging countries’ role in global health governance (GHG) and how further participation can be complicated by domestic health challenges,” Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global…

The Lancet Examines Goals, Challenges Of U.S. Office Of Global Health Diplomacy

The Lancet reports on the role of diplomacy in U.S. global health efforts, highlighting a recent appearance by Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, at a town hall forum at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington,…

Governments’ Attention To Health Policy Can Promote Dignity, Freedom

In a Lancet opinion piece, the journal’s editor-in-chief Richard Horton writes about “[w]hy governments should take health more seriously,” stating, “The purpose of government is to uphold the dignity of its people. … The task of government is, as far as it can (given available resources), to enable the different…

Blog Examines Potential For Success Of Office Of Global Health Diplomacy

Writing in the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) “Smart Global Health” blog, J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS senior vice president and director of the center’s Global Health Policy Center, discusses the history of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and the recent creation of the State Department’s Office of Global Health…

Examining Importance Of Global Health Governance

In a New England Journal of Medicine review article, Julio Frenk and Suerie Moon of the Harvard School of Public Health write that the world faces “a trio of threats: first, the unfinished agenda of infections, undernutrition, and reproductive health problems; second, the rising global burden of non-communicable diseases and their…

March Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

The March issue of the WHO Bulletin features an editorial examining the concept of global health diplomacy, a public health news roundup, an article on emergency obstetric care in Mali, and a policy paper on “[p]rivate sector contributions and their effect on physician emigration in the developing world,” among others (March 2013).

New Issue Of Global Health Diplomacy Network’s ‘Health Diplomacy Monitor’ Available Online

Volume 4, Issue 1 (.pdf) of the Global Health Diplomacy Network’s “Health Diplomacy Monitor” is now available online. The issue includes updates from the WHO’s 132nd Executive Board meeting on a number of topics, including the development of a global framework on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), polio eradication efforts, and the issue of…