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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

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

Alternative learning for health equity: lessons from student organizations

Social Determinants to Health (SDH); Over the next ten days we will be featuring blogs SDH in the lead up to the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), Bangkok, Thailand 27-31 Jan 2014. WHO has a number of side events and parallel sessions, which highlight SDH within its work on transformative... Read more

Social accountability, Could it be used to underpin the health-education system model to empower society in addressing health inequities, by holding health and education systems accountable ?

Social Accountability will feature in several sessions during the Prince Mahidol Award Conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, Jan 2014; Plenary 2 poses the question "The vision for transforming education includes the promotion of social accountability in health workforce education and in close... Read more

IPE: research from the Western Cape, South Africa

We continue our series of interviews with speakers who are participating in WHO co-hosted sessions at the Prince Mahidol Award Confernce in Bangkok, Jan 2014 . Linda Shuro will be presenting in session 3.5 (Thursday 30th January); Implementing Interprofessional Education for Health Equity;... Read more

IPE: Interview with Prof. H. Watanabe, Gunma University, Japan

Julian Fisher (JF) interviews Profesor Hideomi Watanabe (HW) , Dean, Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences and Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. JF: Welcome Prof Watanabe, we are very pleased to have you starting this blogging section on Interprofessional Education (... Read more

Professor Hitoshi Sohma speaking on Interprofessional Education in the Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

Professor Hitoshi Sohma (HS) from the Sapporo Medical University speaks to Julian Fisher (JF) about their experiences of developing and implementing interprofessional education in one of the largerst and most challenging prefectures in Japan. Background The Global Independent Commission on health... Read more

Designing for Impact; Interview with Dr Wanapa Sritanyarat, Khon Kaen University

Designing for Impact; Julian Fisher (JF) interview with Dr Wanapa Sritanyarat (WS), Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. JF: What were the key success factors with regard to securing professional commitment for reform toward the goal of health promotion in Thailand? WS:... Read more

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