Launch event - Global Governance for Health

The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health presents its report on the same day it is to be published in The Lancet.

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The report is entitled "The Political Origins of Health Inequity: Prospects for Change". The Commissions’s key findings and recommendations will be presented at the launch.

Welcome address Jeanette H. Magnus, Head of the Institute of Health and Society, UiO
Improving Global Health through Foreign Policy Hans Brattskar, State Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway
Key Messages - The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health Ole Petter Ottersen, Commission chair and rector of UiO
What does the Commission mean for Global Health? Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet
Health is too important to be left to health ministers alone - Why health needs to be everybody's business Jonas Gahr Støre, member of Parliament, Former Foreign Minister (2005-2012) and Health Minister (2012-2013) of Norway
The Role of Civil Society in Global Governance for Health Jashodara Dasgupta, Co-chair of the Commission
Coffee Break  
WHO's role in Global Health Governance and Governance for Global Health Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Senior Adviser to the Director General of the WHO

Closing the Gap in My Generation

Unni Gopinathan, Head of the Lancet-UiO Youth Commission
Video Address Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Post 2015 Development Planning
Panel debate: Prospects for Change: Reaching Globally Beyond the Health Sector


Chair: John-Arne Røttingen (Acting Deputy Director General, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, University of Oslo)


  1. Sakiko Fukuda Parr (Professor, The New School New York and member of the Commission)
  2. Ayanda Ntsaluba (Executive Director, Discovery Holdings, South Africa and member of the Commission)
  3. Ilona Kickbusch (Director of the Global Health Program at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva)
  4. Bjørn Inge Larsen (Permanent Secretary General, The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services)
  5. Dagfinn Høybråten (Board Chair, GAVI Alliance)
Closing remarks Ole Petter Ottersen, Commission chair

03.45 PM: At Law Faculty Library

Published Jan. 15, 2014 2:41 PM - Last modified June 12, 2018 2:07 PM