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The European Commission Global Health Policy Forum

The European Commission organises the Global Health Policy Forum four times a year to meet and exchange information with representatives from different institutions, including international bodies such as the WHO, civil society organisations, private sector companies and academic institutions. The forum also serves the function of informing representatives from these institutions about the work of the European Commission and ongoing efforts that relate to different aspects of global health. Each forum is dedicated to a specific issue. The European Commission invites several speakers, who give a presentation and share their expertise and perspectives on the issue. The presentations are followed by an open discussion that involves the speakers as well as the forum's other participants. Past forums focused on issues such as health and migration, access to medicines and global health research.

Through the Global Health Policy Forum the European Commission hopes to ensure an open dialogue between Commission services and key stakeholders. In order to encourage openness and the sharing of information, discussion at the Global Health Policy Forum is held under Chatham House Rules, which specify that participants are free to use the information received, but cannot reveal the identity or affiliation of any of the speakers, nor that of any other participants.

 

A brief history of the Global Health Policy Forum

The Global Health Policy Forum was established following the Commission Communication on Global Health, adopted on 30 March 2010 and the subsequent Council conclusions, which were adopted in May 2010. The leading Commission services involved are DG Health and Food Safety, DG International Cooperation and Development, as well as DG Research and Innovation. The first Global Health Policy Forum was organized by DG Health and Food Safety in 2011. Since then each of the leading Commission services has been in charge of organising and chairing several meetings of the Global Health Policy Forum.

Information on all previous meetings of the Global Health Policy Forum

 

Events

12 December 2016
Global Health Policy Forum on Access to New Medicines

Agenda  PDF icon | Participants List  PDF icon

Presentations

Further information

 

7 July 2016
Global Health Policy Forum on Health and Environment

Agenda  PDF icon 92 KB

Presentations

Info Points

 

26 April 2016
Global Health Policy Forum on Access to Essential Medicines

Agenda  PDF icon 96 KB

Presentations

 

25 February 2016
Global Health Policy Forum on Health and Migration

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Presentations