Statecraft and Scalpel: Regional and Global Health Diplomacy

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Hoover (Marriott Wardman Park)
Health diplomacy is the most active field in science diplomacy. Countries large and small, developed and developing, participate in health diplomacy at regional and global levels in order to represent their countries in collaborative efforts and safeguard their citizens' rights. In this session, global leaders chart the evolution of health from a restricted, technical, medical arena, to having a central role in economic, environmental, and human rights agendas worldwide. The players in the governance ‘of’ health have expanded from diplomats and health care professionals, to include civil society, affected communities, and the private sector. Crucially, governance ‘for’ health focuses on promoting human wellbeing along with often-competing global interests such as environment or trade.
Daan Du Toit, South African Department of Science and Technology
Satoru Ohtake, Japan Science & Technology Agency
Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester
Vaughan Turekian, U.S. State Department and Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland & Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland
Michel Kazatchkine, Member, Global Commission on Drugs Policy; UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; Former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria
How Science Diplomacy Removes Political Barriers
Daan du Toit, South African Science Ministry
How Science Diplomacy Is Leveling the Playing Field For Africa
Kenji Shibuya, The University of Tokyo
How Science Diplomacy Might Unite Asian Innovation
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