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Global governance for health: Perspectives from Canada
Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
The River Building, Carleton University, May 24, 2012 (9 AM-4 PM)
On May 24, Carleton University and the Royal Norwegian Embassy will co-host “Global Governance for Health”, a one-day event which will bring together Canadian researchers, policymakers, and private organizations to exchange proposals on how to improve global governance to achieve better health worldwide.
The event will feed into the work of the Commission on Global Governance for Healthwhich was launched in November 2011 by the medical journal The Lancet and the University of Oslo, in partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute.
The Commission is mandated to examine and make recommendations to the United Nations on how health can better be taken into account in multiple arenas of global governance in order to protect and promote the health of the world’s populations. We hope that this conference will be an opportunity to gather innovative proposals and ideas for the Commission.
We are honoured that confirmed speakers include Dr Sigrun Møgedal, former Norwegian HIV/AIDS Ambassador. She will deliver a key-note address entitled "Global Governance for Health – Relevance for Rio+20 and Sustainable Development Goals"
Other confirmed speakers include Amir Attaran (University of Ottawa), Marc-André Gagnon (Carleton University), Judith Shamian (Canadian Nurses Association), and Rachel Kiddell-Monroe (The Universities Allied for Essential Medicine). André Picard, a public health reporter from the Globe and Mail, will also chair a panel.
To view the preliminary program for this event, please click here.
For more information about this event, please read the full description on our webpage here.