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10 -11 November 2014, Durham University organized a summit on the topic of governance for health in a changing world. Rector Ole Petter Ottersen was one of the key speakers, presenting the work of The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission.
The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission's report: The Political Origins of Health Inequity: Prospects for Change was launched in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 30th. The Portugese translation can be downloaded below.
The Lancet - University of Oslo Youth Commission has published their report: Advancing health by enhancing capabilities: An agenda for equitable global governance.
The Graduate Institute in Geneva organizes a conference on May 7 on how governance can enable the achievement of the post-2015 health and sustainable development objectives. Ole Petter Ottersen is one of the main speakers, presenting the report of The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission.
The release of the report of the Lancet-University of Oslo Youth Commission is currently delayed from it's initial release date March 30, pending final edits to language and layout. It will be released on this website shortly. Please follow @gghyouth, and feel free to engage directly with the Twitter account to get an idea of what the report will be about.
An Independent Scientific Panel wil be established following up on the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health.
Global imbalances in power between nations undermine efforts to improve health and save lives. The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health calls for urgent reform of global decision-making.
Gates recently visited the University of Oslo to discuss health and development with Norway's leaders. - Is he the right man to teach them? asks Katerini Storeng (PhD), researcher at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at UiO
"Partnering for a Better Future: how can Norway´s next generation of leaders help to improve the world?" is the title of the dialoge between Bill Gates, rector Ole Petter Ottersen and Norway's Minister of Health, Bent Høie. The event will take place on November 15th at the University of Oslo.
The work of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission was presented at the 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health in Ottawa the 29th of October.
The Commission was invited to present its work at the 8th Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) in Bergen, Norway 16-17 October.
The work of The Lancet - UiO Commission is soon coming to an end. Read some of the Commission Chair's, Ole Petter Ottersen, reflections on the process and outcomes.
For two cold days in April, the Oslo Botanical Gardens were filled with dynamic conversations about the state of global governance, politics and policies, and the determinants of health and well-being.
The research for the UiO-Lancet Commission on Global Governance for Health will soon be finished. A seminar at the Centre for Development and the environment (SUM) will sum up different aspects of the work.
Renzo Guinto, Waruguru Wanjau, Nilofer Khan Habibullah and Usman Mushtaq are members of The Lancet-UiO Youth Commission. They participated as speakers and workshop organizers during the "Global Health - Beyond 2015" conference in Stockholm on April 4 and 5. The conference was organized by the Swedish Society of Medicine. What follows is their reflections about the conference.
Since the intensive work meeting in Bellagio in February, the Commission report has progressed by leaps and bounds in time for the final meeting of the full Commission.
Members of The Lancet - UiO Commission gathered for a work-session at The Rockefeller Foundation Centre in Bellagio 4-8 February. The purpose of the session was to advance the work on the Commission report which will be published by The Lancet in September.
The Youth Commission, affiliated with The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission, had it’s meeting in Kuala Lumpur from January 25 – 27. Read about their discussions and reflections about Global Governance for Health below.
The Lancet - UiO Youth Commission organised in collaboration with Peking University a student symposium on Global Governance for Health. The Symposium took place January 22nd and was hosted by the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing.
Members of the Commission and the Project Team will next week gather in idyllic surrounding by the Como Lake in Northern Italy to advance the work with the Commission report.
The first in-person meeting of The Lancet-University of Oslo Youth Commission will take place in Kuala Lumpur 25 – 27 January 2013
At the Commission’s 3rd meeting in New Delhi, 9-10 November, the very first draft of the Commission report was discussed. The working title is “Harnessing global forces for health”. The title captures the Commission’s wish to capitalize on opportunities in addition to channeling the challenges of global governance for health.
For the third Commission meeting, the Vice-Chair, Ms Jashodhara Dasgupta, invited the Commission to New Delhi. A pre-commission meeting seminar gave the Commission the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions on people’s responses to global governance challenges with voices from India’s strong civil society, academia and government. The Indian perspectives and experiences helped to further ground the Commission’s discussions.
The 2nd Commission meeting took place in Arusha in Tanzania 3-5 July 2012. Out of 18 Commission members, no less than 17 took part in the deliberations which contributed to shape the direction of the final Commission report. Members of the Youth Commission and the Resource Group were also present to support the progress of the meeting.
In order to broaden the debate about the work of the Commission, members of the Commission's Resource Group is organising monthly seminars at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM).We invite you to participate in the discussions!