In a suspense-filled finale that carried trappings of an elegant auction cum-political celebrity show, The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria brushed tantalizingly close to its $US 14 billion funding target – rallying some US$13.92 billion in commitments at its Sixth Replenishment Conference,in Lyon, France. Speculation about whether the goal for the next […] Continue reading ->
Bad Hofgastein, Austria – A call to action to make stronger individual and collective commitments for climate change and health marked the end of the European Health Forum (Gastein). The closing plenary session, titled “the global climate crisis: a public health emergency,” ended the varied program with discussions on two issues high on the political […] Continue reading ->
Bad Hofgastein, Austria – A stronger research agenda for cannabis is urgently required to guide European health policymakers through a bewildering maze of medical and recreational cannabis and cannabinoid products that are fast emerging on the European market, said researchers and policymakers at a panel session of the 2019 European Health Forum (Gastein), which concluded […] Continue reading ->
Bad Hofgastein, Austria – Whether its work or leisure, Europeans are moving more and more between different countries on the continent – but their health records generally lag far behind. And this can create big barriers to the treatment of chronic health conditions, not to mention effective diagnosis and treatment in emergencies, said members of […] Continue reading ->
Bad Hofgastein, Austria – Promoting an “economy of well-being” can drive European development agendas more sustainably, as well as making health systems more human-centered and responsive to client’s needs, said Finland’s Vice Minister of Social Affairs and Health in a keynote address Thursday at the European Health Forum (Gastein). The three-day conference, which began Wednesday, […] Continue reading ->
The 2019 European Health Forum (Gastein) opens Wednesday under this year’s theme: “A Healthy Dose of Disruption.” The three-day Forum will explore ways in which Europe can transform health systems into levers of good health and well-being, guided by the aspirations of the recent UN declaration on Universal Health Coverage. Since its foundation in 1998, […] Continue reading ->
NEW YORK CITY – Globally, governments are spending nearly $US 300 billion in price supports and other pre-tax subsidies for fossil fuels – which are costing national governments a whopping $US 2.7 trillion in health costs from air pollution-related mortality, disease and lost productivity—not to mention fueling climate change. As just one stunning example of […] Continue reading ->