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Rachel Hammonds

Law and Development Research Group, Law Faculty, University of Antwerp
 

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Control or Prevention? The G20 Summit and Global Health

As many of you know, global health is riding high on the G20 agenda. As Ilona Kickbusch notes this is largely thanks to Germany so it is no surprise then that the first ever G20 Health Ministers meeting is being  hosted by Germany on 19, 20 May.   At the meeting  in Berlin, themed “Promoting Health”,  G20 Health Ministers will tackle an...

Overcoming obstacles on the path to the SDGs – why a depleted treasury does not make for good social progress

The influential global health scholar, Ilona Kickbusch writes and thinks a lot about “gridlock” in global health governance; living in strike-plagued Brussels these days is helping me to experience first- hand the implications of gridlock. When I decided to attend the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Forum 20...

UHC anchored in the right to health- Are we there yet? Goals and Governance for Health (Go4Health) at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference

After spending over three years tracking the evolution of the health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),  the Go4Health Consortium Team (a.k.a. Gophers) held its final dissemination seminar at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference ( PMAC ) in Bangkok. This year’s theme, “priority setting for UHC”, provided a focus for our end of p...

Why the Canadian Elections Matter for Global Health

So, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have finally been endorsed by world leaders and attention has shifted to what is arguably the more important event, the December Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21 ) at which countries will commit to a universal climate agreement. As a fan of Richard Horton (who isn’t?), I endorse the positi...

Who’s afraid of Don Juan in global health?

Don Juan is a mythical figure often viewed sympathetically as a harmless and near irresistible babe magnet (think pre-marriage George Clooney, Yanis Varoufakis before the media tore him apart, or Julio Frenk when he was still young and handsome). Sorry to disappoint, you, ladies, but this blog will not be debating Don Juan’s (many) merits and ...

Can Aid Donors Help Support LGBT Rights in Developing Countries?

Rachel Hammonds reflects on Monday’s half-day event at ODI exploring whether international aid can play a role in defending lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in developing countries.   The 7 July Overseas Development Institute (ODI) conference addressing this issue was a lively, thought provoking event. The excellent chairing b...