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1 The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health In Collaboration with The Harvard Global Health Institute Harnessing the Global Forces for Health Ole Petter Ottersen, 3 rd Commission meeting New Delhi November 9 th, 2012

2 Why meet in India? Jashodara: “India has everything” A major global actor Poverty reduction as a premise for a healthy democratic nation Technological hub of the world –Medical technology –ICT – telecom –Major producer of generics How to harness the technological revolution for global health?

3 Hon’ble Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh : «Poverty in India is health poverty»

4 Hon’ble Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh Criticality of expenditure on health – but organization matters! Back to basics: Potable water and sanitation Global level: TRIPS and climate – organizational anchor needed «Global governance starts with local government» - local community institutions essential for water delivery

5 The value of the civil society – but civil society should not work in a binary environment Top down vs bottom up: build from lower level of ambitions – when incremental is a positive word Hon’ble Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh

6 Building Global Global Governance for Health one piece at the time

7 Lessons from the seminar on November 8 Fragmentation The necessity of Civil Society as change-makers in global governance Harnessing the market forces GM foods and nutraceuticals: why not the same stringent scientific requirements as for drugs? Commodification and commercialization of the human body (parts)

8 Challenges to address during the meeting 1.Global governance vs sovereignty of the state (Nkosana) 1.What values should guide development of recommendations? (Desmond) 2.How to structure the development of our recommendations? (Sakiko)

9 Aims of Commission meeting III Developing recommendations –Agree on value claims to guide the developing recommendations –Draft a set of recommendations Decide how to move forward with Zero Draft –Identify research needs –Reach conceptual clarity –Analytical framework

10 Harnessing the Global Forces for Health ”If globalization is about flows and interdependence, global governance can be seen as the political endeavor that affects the speed and direction of such movements” (The Zero-draft, 2012)

11 Health equity as goal: The Commission on Social Determinants of Health ”Where systematic differences in health are judged to be avoidable by reasonable action they are, quite simply, unfair. It is this that we label health inequity. ” Sir Michael Marmot


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