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The Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG) convened by WHO, has called for increased global commitment to funding and coordinating health research to meet the needs of developing countries.
The Commission was recently presented at a Norwegian seminar at the University of Oslo.
The Lancet-UiO Commission is inviting institutions and private person with an interest in the work of the Commission to contribute with their inputs.
The 3rd of February 2012, the University of Oslo organizes a Norwegian seminar about global health and the importance of academic engagement in solving global challenges.
Chair and Rector, Ole Petter Ottersen gave an inspiring welcome speech at the launch meeting of the Commission. Please have a read.
The first meeting of The Lancet – UiO Commission on Global Governance for Health took place in Oslo 12th – 13th of December. No less than 11 commissioners made it all the way from across the world to attend the meeting which was chaired by Rector Ottersen in Domus Academica at the University of Oslo.
The first members of the Commission have now been confirmed. In addition to the Chair, rector Ole Petter Ottersen, sixteen commissioners are currently on board for this important work to provide new insights into the area of global governance for health.