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GHF2014 – PL04 – Data and the Knowledge Economy: What is there for Global Health?

17:45 19:15 PL04 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 2 DATA AND THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY: WHAT IS THERE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH? MODERATOR: Dr. Carmelo Bisognano  Head of Strategy, Inartis Foundation, Switzerland TENTATIVE PANEL: Prof. Angela Brand  Professor of Social Medicine & Public Health Genomics Institute for Public Health Genomics (IPHG), Cluster of Genetics & Cell Biology […]

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Equity and Local Government: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil has established a nationwide health system (SUS) aimed at ensuring universal access and it has made enormous progress towards this goal over the past two decades. However, a number of studies have shown that certain vulnerable groups often do not have effective access to the services they need. The study analyzes the evolution of […]

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Global Health: Interconnected Challenges, Integrated Solutions

During recent decades significant progress has been made to focus policy attention and channel new financial resources towards global health issues. Despite this, the challenges facing our global community are becoming increasingly complex and inter-connected. This was emphasised by Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, during her opening speech to the 132th Executive board members: “The […]

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Gender Inequality and HIV/AIDS: Double Jeopardy of Women

Current statistics indicate that 6.1 million people in South Asia are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is an extraordinary kind of crisis. It requires an exceptional response that remains flexible, creative and vigilant on the one hand and on the other hand those who are affected need a multi-dimensional approach to their lives.

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