An influential article of 2014 noted that health attachés were appointed shortly after the Second World War and were thereafter assigned by 'a growing number of countries [...] to work in embassies in countries of strategic importance'.Is this ...
 14 Jul 2020

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But what does this mean in practice? Can we take advantage of this window of opportunity to change the old ways? What is the interplay between social, economic, environmental, and other reforms that need to be considered by state recovery strategies ...
 13 May 2020

In our monthly WebDebate, which is organised in the context of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT), we looked at Multilateral diplomacy in times of COVID-19. When we observe the responses to the COVID-19 crisis, we seem to encounter...
 9 Apr 2020

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Graham Lister MSc, PhD, is a sociologist and economist with an international reputation for work on health policy and value for money. He has worked in 25 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia with WHO, DfID, DH, IBRD, USAID and other h...

Professor Mihály Kökény, M.D., PhD. (1950), former Hungarian Minister of Health, trained for medicine, cardiology, health care management and political sciences. He joined the staff of the Hungarian health ministry in 1979. He was elected to the Hung...

Ms Michaela Told is currently Executive Director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Prior to moving into academia, she has been working more than 10 years with the Red Cross and Red...

‘We must end the obsession with creating new “types” of diplomacy.’ writes Shaun Riordan in his recent post for the blog of the Center on Public Diplomacy. Indeed, those practices we describe as diplomacy are expanding. We are seeing discussions on d...
 30 Jun 2017

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As health moves beyond its purely technical realm to become an ever more critical element in foreign policy, security policy, and trade agreements, new skills are needed to negotiate global regimes, international agreements and treaties, and to...
 15 Sep 2014

Better than I could ever do so this blog by Amanda Glassman from the Center for Global Development the pitfalls of distributing scarce medical resources among many claimants with different conditions when treatment...
 3 Oct 2012

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This paper seeks appropriate solutions to improve the access and capability of the health delivery systems in Botswana. The research reveals that many countries are now using information-based services to assist in the administration and delivery of medical services via telecommunication infrastructures.

Internet governance research paper
 Benson Ncube, 2010
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