Gaudenz Silberschmidt

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a Graduate Institute of International Studies, rue de Lausanne 132, CH-1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland. Correspondence to this author (email: kickbusch@bluewin.ch). b Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Berne, Switzerland. c Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Manquinhas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ref. No. 06-039222 (Submitted: 23 November 2006 – Accepted: 15 January(More)
The global-health landscape has changed radically in recent years. Key factors are the substantial increase in the number of donors and in funding. Agencies, such as the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, now contribute more to global-health programmes than WHO. Although this growth of(More)
Global health diplomacy is an emerging discipline where health is incorporated into traditional diplomacy as a foreign policy tool. As, with any new area, there is a need for training. This article sets out what global health policy involves and the current academic response to providing training for it.
The field of global health has reached a critical juncture, where both its visibility and the complexity of its challenges are unprecedented. The World Health Organization, as the only global health actor possessing both democratic and formal legal legitimacy, is best positioned to capitalize on this new, precarious situation in public health and respond(More)
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