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Julian Fisher

An experienced policy advisor specialising in public health and the environment based in Geneva, Switzerland. Also holding a research position at Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics University of Braunschweig - Institute of...Read full bio
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Renzo Guinto

Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis R. Guinto (Renzo) is an emerging young leader in global health research, advocacy and education. A graduate of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) under its accelerated seven-year Integrated Liberal Arts and...Read full bio

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Envisioning a greener, healthier future: climate change education for health professionals

A medical student from the Philippines signs a petition clamoring for bolder commitments and action among world leaders attending the 2009 UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark On August 27-29, 2014, the World Health Organization organizes the first ever Conference on Health and Climate... Read more

Breastfeeding: Filling the Gap

Nurses educating nursing mothers on breastfeeding in a health center in Lagos, Nigeria (Courtesy of John Kolawole, MD) This week, from August 1 to 7, 2014, we are celebrating the World Breastfeeding Week with the theme “BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal - For Life!” In this article, Dr. Chijioke Kaduru... Read more

Innovative Education through Projects on Social Determinants of Health – Leading the Change in Croatia

Innovative Education through Projects on Social Determinants of Health – Leading the Change in Croatia By Ljiljana Lukić , University of Zagreb Medical School National Public Health Officer, Croatian Medical Students International Committee (CroMSIC) / Member, Advisory Council on Youth, Ministry of... Read more

Dentistry at a tipping point.

Dentistry at a tipping point; an interview with Professor David Williams (DW) Professor David Williams Professor of Global Oral Heath, Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK Julian Fisher - JF: How is the dental profession responding to the emerging 2015 development agenda,... Read more

Role of physicians in helping patients to adapt and in developing public policy to mitigate climate change

As part of the preparations for the 2014 Prince Mahidol Award Conference Dr Julian Fisher ( JF ) spoke to Dr Margaret Mungherera (MM) President of the World Medical Association (WMA) about the role of physicians in helping patients to adapt and in developing public policy to mitigate climate change... Read more

Looking beyond health: broadening perspectives

Looking beyond health: broadening perspectives World Health Organisation recently announced the creation of an expanded Department for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health. Dr Maria Neira, Director of this new department and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, UCL, London are... Read more

Environmental health determinants account for significant inequities in health

Environmental health determinants account for significant inequities in health As part of the build up to the WHO co-hosted session 'Looking beyond health; broadening perspectives at the Prince Mahidol Conference, Julian Fisher (JF) was pleased to interview Professor P atricia Butterfield (PB),... Read more

The Social Determinants of Health Approach; Looking beyond health, broadening perspectives

A big focus of our social media campaign will be around the social determinants of health. We will have interviews with some of the key global actors and experts, as well as details of an innovative ICT / e-learning project – follow us on twitter to learn about the schedule & news. Details of... Read more

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