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Working towards Health for All: What’s the count? And what role for civil society action and networking? MMI mini-symposium and Annual Assembly

Working towards Health for All:  What’s the count? And what role for civil society action and networking? MMI mini-symposium and Annual Assembly

Geneva, 24 May 2014. The Annual Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International Network took place at Château de Bossey near Geneva in the week of the World Health Assembly.

 

 

MMI Mini-Symposium "Working towards Health for All: What’s the count? And what role for civil society action and networking?"

MMI Mini-Symposium "Working towards Health for All:  What’s the count? And what role for civil society action and networking?"

As the Medicus Mundi International Network is orienting on its network strategy for the coming 5 years, we made use of having many partners close to us because of the World Health Assembly to invite them to a mini-symposium on key issues for the next years and the potential role of civil society – and the MMI Network – related to health systems, global health governance and determinants of health. It was a great informal talk with some insights into the environment of our work.

Input

  • Thomas Schwarz, Medicus Mundi International
    Introduction: PPT as PDF
  • Amani Siyam, World Health Organization
    Working towards Health for All at global level: Strategic priorities of the WHO
    Due to the prolongued WHA debates, Amani Siyam finally could not make it to join our event. Her slides prepared for our event were introduced by Thomas Schwarz. Input: PPT as PDF
    Reference: WHO 12th General Program of Work
  • Susana Barria, Katrien De Troeyer, Patricia Thomas, WHO Watch / PHM
    Working towards Health for All: Key challenges at country level and expectations regarding international support, networking and joint action
    References: PHM programs, WHO Watch
  • Eduardo Missoni, Bocconi University Milano
    Determinants of health and global governance for health: What is at stake?
    Input: PPT as PDF
    Reference: Lancet/Oslo report
  • Remco van de Pas, ITM Antwerp / MMI Board
    Global health policy and governance for health: What role for the MMI Network
    Due to lack of time, this input was postponed to the Assembly of Medicus Mundi International that took place after the mini-symposium (see below).

Further references

As there will be no proper report from this mini-symposiums, participants were invited to send us their key references to be published on this space. This is what we received so far:

  • International Baby Food Action Network (2014) Statement on WHA agenda item 67/6, Framework of engagement with non-State actors: PDF 
  • Judith Richter (2014): "Time to turn the tide: WHO’s engagement with non-State actors & the politics of stakeholder-governance and conflicts of interest." Rapid response to BMJ online letter by Nigel Hawkes, 'Irrelevant? WHO outpaced by younger rivals?': website
  • Isabel Ortiz, Matthew Cummins (2014): "The Age of Austerity. A Review of Public Expenditures and Adjustment Measures in 181 Countries": website
  • Yves Beigbeder (2011): "L’OMS en péril" (WHO in peril). English summary: PDF

 

MMI Annual Assembly

MMI Annual Assembly

Key agenda items

  • Annual and Financial Report 2013
  • Revision of MMI Network Policy
  • Revision of MMI Statutes and internal regulations 
  • Communications by Network members


Documentation

The documentation of the MMI Assembly is available in the internal section of the MMI ePlatform (for Network members only - please get in touch with the Secretariat if you have access problems).

  • Agenda and schedule of events: PDF
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