IHP news #446

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Editorial

Profound truths in Geneva

By on November 24, 2017Dear Colleagues,

We’ll keep it ultra-short in this week’s introduction, as we’re running late after a visit to the WHO Executive Board Meeting in Geneva on 22-23 November  (Special session on the draft thirteenth general programme of work).  Every time we arrive at the airport in Geneva and notice the billboards on the way out, we are confronted with two “profound truths”: (1) ‘knowledge management’ is quite different from ‘wealth management’ and (2) capitalism is everywhere.  

Linked to these (not exactly cheerful) insights – but hey, it’s “Black Friday” after all –  we have two editorials for you this week, one from Deepika Saluja (after she recently attended 2 conferences in North America, both focusing on climate change & its health impact), the other by Sana Contractor (who offers some of her insights on the WHO EB session).

Enjoy your reading.

The editorial team

 

 

(you find the pdf-version of the newsletter here: IHPn446pdf )

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