MMI policy dialogue, Friday, 28 October 2022
15.30-17.00 CEST (Zoom webinar)

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In these times of multiple crises, much global health efforts have gone into efforts for technology, medicines and knowledge, such as the Covid-19 vaccine, to become available across countries. While arguably much more investments should be made into Primary Health Care, health workforce development and social health protection, much of the current funding, also via development cooperation, eventually contributes to the steadily growing of a health care business that costs the society and environment more than the benefit it brings.

Poor health care quality and its relative overuse, driven by forces of privatisation and lack of regulatory capacity, has become slowly a reality in high-income countries. To what extent is the financialization of health care, the service industry being one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide, also becoming a problem in lower and middle income countries? What would be alternative policy actions to advance social health justice and overcome deep inequities?

Civil society, health and academic experts explore and discuss what social and ecological pathways could entail from a Post Growth economic perspective. How can we further international health cooperation while respecting ecological planetary boundaries? What would be different models to the biomedical and data-driven health cooperation programs that have become so dominant?

  • Remco van de Pas, Centre for Planetary Health Policy
  • Dian Maria Blandina, People’s Health Movement
  • Winne van Woerden, Commons Network
  • Eduardo Missoni , Bocconi University

Introduction and inputs followed by an interactive dialogue.
Language of this session: English
Contact: Remco van de Pas,

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This policy dialogue is part of the 2022 series of MMI policy dialogues
Find all information here: How to cope with a world in crisis?

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Thomas Schwarz, Executive Secretary
MMI – Network Health for All