IHP news #488 (September 14, 2018)

#AlmaAta40 & Modicare

By on September 14, 2018

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Dear Colleagues,

Unsurprisingly, September is shaping up as a month chock full of global health policy & HPSR related news and publications, and October won’t be much different. We’ll keep this intro short then. Among others, this issue will zoom in on the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata declaration (of course), the final weeks before UNGA 73 in New York (including the last preparations for the high-level meetings on TB & NCDs), global health security analysis and news (with among others the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board convening for the first time in Geneva), World Suicide Prevention Day, the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, GBD studies in the Lancet on India (NCDs), and much more.

Speaking of India, in this week’s Featured Article Deepika Saluja (IHP resident & EV 2016) shares some of her hopes and concerns about “Modicare”.

And speaking of Emerging Voices, in a few weeks from now the new cohort’s F2F program starts in Liverpool, about ten days before the “big” HSR symposium kicks off. The final countdown has started!

Turns out I’m expected to take a bloody Virgin train to get to Liverpool. Feels about as annoying as sending out Amazon vouchers to winners of the IHP evaluation, taking an Uber cab or flying with Ryanair.  In other über-capitalist news, “Liverpool-Manchester City” on 7 October still has a few seats left. Starting from £ 190, ahum.  Maybe we need some HPSR crowdfunding “to leave no football fan behind” 🙂

Enjoy your reading.

Kristof Decoster

 

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