Welcome to the Global Health Forum!

This is a meeting ground for those who are committed to improving the health and well-being of more people in more places. This forum is a continuation of the many fruitful dialogues launched at the four past editions of the Geneva Health Forum. Read more…

On the Forum you build your knowledge networks or research teams, you launch and debate issues close to your heart, test ideas that you wish to write about or research. It is for you to decide which of the groups created by you should be open and which private. It is for you to decide whom to invite to participate and who to moderate your discussions. The Forum provides fantastic options for storing all the work of your group in one place, be it text documents or audio-visuals. Consider this your space for Global Health.

You may join an existing group that is of interest to you or you may set up your own group and invite collaborators and peers. You can announce events related to Global Health and reach a wide audience. You can organize your students into a thematic group and run the discussions through this platform.


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WHO call to scale up action on NCDs
As world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to assess efforts made since 2011 in controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the new WHO “Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014″ show progress […]
Fri, Jul 11, 2014
Global Health Hub Featured Content

Child mortality worldwide is down, but it’s not always clear why
Somali mother cradles her malnourished, ill child UN Child mortality is widely recognized as an indicator of a community’s overall health, with reductions in child deaths often cited as evidence of the impact of a particular intervention. Two high-profile events […]
Fri, Jul 11, 2014
Global Health Hub Featured Content

Weekly topics: IHP news 279: Reproductive, maternal, neonatal & child health (IHP News #279)
Lancet – Every Newborn Series Today’s Lancet print version features the first two papers in the Every Newborn Series, campaigning to ensure that every baby has a healthy start in life through improved quality of care at birth. They were already published […]
Fri, Jul 11, 2014
International Health Policies Blog (ITM, Antwerp)

Weekly topics: IHP news 279: Research (IHP News #279)
Lancet (Editorial) – Retractions: the lessons for research institutions http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)61145-4/fulltext This Editorial reflects on the retraction of two articles at Nature last week. Health Policy & Planning – July issue http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/current Check out the new issue, with for example the article ‘How to (or not […]
Fri, Jul 11, 2014
International Health Policies Blog (ITM, Antwerp)

[Articles] Burden of childhood tuberculosis in 22 high-burden countries: a mathematical modelling study
Our model has shown that the incidence of paediatric tuberculosis is higher than the number of notifications, particularly in young children. Estimates of current household exposure and cumulative infection suggest an enormous opportunity for preventive treatment. […]
Wed, Jul 09, 2014
The Lancet - Global Health

[Comment] What's in a number? Accurate estimates of childhood tuberculosis
There is growing recognition that children bear a substantial burden of tuberculosis morbidity and mortality. However, in regions where the diagnosis is contingent on smear microscopy, the burden attributable to children, who usually have paucibacillary disease, is grossly underestimated. The […]
Wed, Jul 09, 2014
The Lancet - Global Health

The association between nutrition transition score and measures of obesity: results from a cross-sectional study among Latina/o immigrants in Baltimore
Background: Studies suggest that US Latinos have a higher prevalence of obesity than White Americans. However, obesity may differ by pre-immigration factors and Latinos' cultural representations of ideal body image. This paper explores whether country of origin's stage in the nutrition […]
Mon, Jul 07, 2014
Globalization and Health

East Asia Regional Cooperation on Global Health
By Susan Hubbard, Senior Associate at the Japan Center for International Exchange In the spirit of the current World Cup mania, I am reminded of the historic decision that Korea […] […]
Tue, Jul 01, 2014
Global Health Governance (open access, peer-reviewed, online journal )

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