Global Health Programme
The Global Health Programme (GHP) is the Graduate Institute’s research programme on Global Health Governance and Diplomacy.
The Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies was established in spring 2008 as one of the first of its kind in an institute devoted to international relations and development. It reflects the wider trend in both the practice and the analysis of global health which pays increasing attention to the links between health, foreign policy, trade and development. It builds capacity by engaging in research, knowledge translation and diffusion, as well as by conducting executive trainings in global health diplomacy for and with major stakeholders, particularly those present in Geneva.
The Global Health Programme aims at being a leading research centre on health as a global governance challenge and a centre of excellence in global health diplomacy worldwide. The GHP draws upon the political support of global policy leaders and reflects on the policy perspectives opened by the Oslo Declaration 2007 on Global Health and Foreign Policy and its subsequent UN Resolutions. It sets agendas in global health governance and diplomacy, both at European and international level. The programme has also developed partnerships across the regions with a wide-range of actors and its strength to work inter-disciplinarily is an important feature of the programme.
Its activities focus on two pillars, namely global health governance and global health diplomacy, which inform each other: The academic analysis of challenges and shifts in global health governance and global governance for health contribute to the capacity building of decision-makers and representative from governments, international organisations, global health initiatives and other stakeholders in global governance for health, such as civil society, foundations, private sector, platforms and alliances. The monitoring of key international heath negotiations will define, among others, the research agenda of the GHP.
- Global health diplomacy: five years on, editorial by Ilona Kickbusch and Mihály Kökény in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 91, Number 3, March 2013, 157-236
- Global Health Diplomacy: Concepts, Issues, Actors, Instruments, Fora and Cases, Editors: Ilona Kickbusch, Graham Lister, Michaela Told, Nick Drager, Springer, December 2012
- Countries in European and Eastern Mediterranean regions build capacity in global health diplomacy - the course was jointly organised by the Ministry of Health of Turkey, WHO/Europe and the Global Health Programme
- How to achieve international action on falsified and substandard medicines by Amir Attaran, Donna Barry, Shamnad Basheer, Roger Bate, David Benton, James Chauvin, Laurie Garrett, Ilona Kickbusch, Jillian Clare Kohler, Kamal Midha, Paul N Newton, Sania Nishtar, Paul Orhii, Martin McKee, BMJ 2012; (Published 13 November 2012)
- "Health in All Policies: Evaluating the South Australian Approach to Intersectoral Action for Health" by Angela P. Lawless, Carmel Williams, Catherine Hurley, Deborah Wildgoose, Amy Sawford, Ilona Kickbusch, in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, Vol 103, No 7 (2012): Suppl 1, Population Health Intervention Research: Advancing the Field
- "Global Health Governance and the Intersection of Health and Foreign Policy 205" by Wolfgang Hein and Ilona Kickbusch. Chapter in the book The Ashgate Research Companion to the Globalization of Health, Ashgate, October 2012
- Summary of the World Health Summit 2012, including facts and figures, topics, demands, and quotes of various speakers
- World Health Summit publication in collaboration with the Global Health Programme, October 2012
- Interim report:" Supporting Health 2020: governance for health in the 21st century", by Prof. Ilona Kickbusch and Mr Thorsten Behrendt, published by the WHO Regional office for Europe
- Governance for Health in the 21st century by Prof. Ilona Kickbusch and Mr David Gleicher, study published by the WHO Regional office for Europe
- Inteview with Professor Ilona Kickbusch on Research Media Ltd website
- Nomination of Professor Ilona Kickbusch as Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute
- Dr. Paulo Marchiori Buss, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil received the 2012 Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health Please click here to read an excerpt of his intervention
- 21st century determinants of health and wellbeing: a new challenge for health promotion, editorial by Professor Ilona Kickbusch in Global Health Promotion
- Gesundheitskompetenz in Österreich: Umfrageergebnisse und Vergleich mit Europa
- Remarks by Ambassador King on Global Health Diplomacy at the 6th Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy organised by the GHP in Geneva, 18-22 June 2012
more information on the GHD course
- Interview with Prof Dr Ilona Kickbusch in International Innovation [pdf]
LL.M. degree in Global Health Law and International Institutions - Collaboration between the Graduate Institute and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
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Global Health TV reports from the 64th World Health Assembly where new diplomatic processess are being developed in a time when diplomats are getting more involved in health issues and health experts become more concerned with foreign policy. You can see interviews with Prof. David Heymann, Chair of the UK Health Protection Agency, Prof. Paoulo Buss, Director of FioCruz Center for Global Health in Brazil, Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Programme in Geneva, and Mr. Haik Nikogosian, Head of the Convention Secretariat FCTC/WHO.
Master of Laws in Global Health Law and International Institutions - Collaboration between the Graduate Institute and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.More information on this programme and details on how to apply.International Health Law Course at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
Prof. Ilona Kickbusch
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