The tobacco industry strongly influences policy-making in Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Bangladesh. Conversely, the United Kingdom, Uganda, and Iran emerge as countries with the least industry meddling, according to a first-ever report to systematically assess levels of industry influence in countries, by the watchdog group STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products). “This report shows that […] Continue reading ->
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 ->
The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, and Malaria’s Sixth Replenishment Conference opens Wednesday in Lyon, France with the aim to secure some US$14 billion in funding for the next three years to tackle the world’s most deadly infectious diseases. But while French President Emmanuel Macron prepared to host a carefully-orchestrated high-level event Thursday, strongly […] 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 ->