Global Health: Challenges and opportunities
What is to be done when health is determined by factors extending well beyond the health sector?
Good health is not only determined by whether you have access to quality health care, or even by such basic variables as income. Many determinants of health are strongly influenced by forces outside the control of the health sector and national governments. What are the implications for people's health around the world? And what can be done about it?
In this event, we will discuss three cases where social and political factors directly or indirectly impact on people's health; the activities of extractive industries; international trade and investment agreements (TIAs); and new and powerful non-state actors that are influencing the health agenda. These will be the subjects of three upcoming papers of the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health, that they are coming to Oslo to present.
We invite everyone to join this event to discuss the challenges and opportunities in global health governance.
17:00 - Welcome
- Extractive industries - providing jobs or harming people's health?
by Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Ted Schrecker
- Do International Trade Agreements threaten the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals?
by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
- Philanthro-capitalism: Problem or solution?
by Sridhar Venkatapuram
Discussion and questions from the audience
19:00 - End
The moderator is Sidsel Roalkvam, Director, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), UiO.
About the speakers
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor of International Affairs, the New School.
Ted Schrecker, Professor of Global Health Policy, Newcastle University.
Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Professor of Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto.
Sridhar Venkatapuram, Senior Lecturer in Global health and Philosophy, King’s College London.