Negotiations

THE JOURNAL CAN NOW BE FOUND HERE: http://www.journalofhealthdiplomacy.org   The Journal of Health Diplomacy (JHD) is an open-access, peer-review journal that publishes editorials, original research papers and commentaries on issues pertaining to the field of health diplomacy.  In keeping with its objective - of generating and disseminating research to ensure foreign policy decisions...
The Economist (Sept 2, 2010) estimated that the counterfeit drug market is worth approximately $75-billion a year. Of all medicines sold worldwide, some 15 percent are counterfeit. 
The Health and Foreign Policy Bulletin is a monthly publication of the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs which provides policymakers with an overview of the latest research on global health.  The Bulletin provides short summaries of peer-reviewed research papers, news items, and policy developments on ten major global health themes. It is published 11 times per year...
The Health Diplomacy Monitor aims to report and inform readers about international negotiations currently underway which have a significant impact on global health. The objective is to “level the playing field” by increasing transparency and making information about the issues and proposals being discussed more readily available. Distributed electronically five times a year and free of...
For the past three decades, the economic relationship between the African countries and the European Union (EU) was based on preferential trade agreements.   However, the two regions are now negotiating economic partnership agreements (EPAs) covering a wide range of issues including trade in goods, services, agriculture, fisheries, invest­ments, competition policy, and intellectual...
In 2010, the WHO established an independent review committee headed by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, to assess the functioning of the International Health Regulation (IHR) in relation to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and review the role of the WHO’s Secretariat in support the pandemic preparedness alert and response. The IHR require all countries to report certain disease outbreaks and public health events...
The Intergovernmental Negotiating Board (INB) has met four times since February 2008 to discuss the modalities of this Protocol. Parties will meet a fifth time in Geneva from the 5 to 10 of March, 2012 with a view to finalize the text of a draft protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
The UN General Assembly held a High-Level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in New York from September 19-20, 2011. This was the first time that the world’s leaders have convened to discuss potential concerted action to address the challenges posed by NCDs, and the second time ever that the UN General Assembly has focused on global health, following its Special Session on HIV/AIDS in...
The negotiations among WHO Member states began in 2007 when the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to review the existing system for sharing influenza samples.  Over the past five decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Influenza Surveillance Network has grown into a system of over 100 National Influenza Centres in 90 countries. The Network collects and analyzes...
66th World Health Assembly, May 20-28, 2013 The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is embarking on the most extensive administrative, managerial, and financial reforms in its 63-year history. While reform discussions started in 2010 under the title “Future Financing for the WHO,” they now encompass an organization-wide reform. The debate has expanded to include questions around the WHO’s position within today’s fragmented global health...