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Health: A Political Choice – Solidarity, Science, Solutions

Edited by John Kirton and Ilona Kickbusch
Published by GT Media, 2021

Free downloadable electronic version available here
See also the dedicated site on Global Governance Project

Extra!

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, on health as a political choice [Video]

Welcome

Fixing the Roof Before the Rain Comes
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, World Health Organization [Video]

Introductions

A Simple Solution for Global Solidarity
Ilona Kickbusch, founding director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies [Video]
Global Governance for Solidarity, Science and Solutions for All
John Kirton, director, Global Governance Program [Video]

Solidarity

Recovering from COVID-19: The Test We Cannot Fail
Honourable Abdulla Shahid, president, 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly [Video]
A Fair Future
Right Honourable Gordon Brown, WHO ambassador for
COVID-19: Another Reason for Universal Health Coverage
Keizo Takemi, WHO goodwill ambassador for universal health coverage
A Collective Concern
Amina J Mohammed, deputy secretary-general, United Nations
A Shot in the Arm for Global Solidarity
Achim Steiner, administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Investing in Future Health Security
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, co-chair, G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response [Video]
A New Approach
Mariana Mazzucato, chair, Council on the Economics of Health for All, World Health Organization

Science

Moving Forward with Lessons from the Past
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, president, Republic of Costa Rica
Health Is a Political Choice
Josť Manuel Barroso, board chair, Gavi; former president, European Commission [Video]
Mutually Reinforcing Policies and Research
Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, assistant director-general, natural sciences, UNESCO
Beyond Borders
Sir Jeremy Farrar, director, and Caroline Schmutte, head of European government relations, Wellcome

Solutions

Advancing Health by Caring for Nature
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
Taking the Threat of Anti-Microbial Resistance Seriously
Inger Andersen, under- secretary-general, United Nations; executive director, UN Environment Programme
Investing in One Health
Monique Eloit, director-general, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [Video]
One Health Requires a Global Commitment
Wanda Markotter and Thomas C Mettenleiter, co-chairs of the One Health High-Level Expert Panel

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