Global perspectives on Health in All Politics

Friday, 6 October 2017 | 12.30-14.30 | Kursaal A

Organised by European Health Forum Gastein

Our plenary sessions this year will look at the politics of health in the EU and its Member States, considering the past, sounding out the present, and testing the future.

This year's Closing Plenary will build on the main discussions and first-hand outcomes of the conference to offer a debate with high-level policy-makers that commences with a European focus before opening out to encompass a global perspective.

We will first review the conference discussions about the role and importance of health on the European agenda, before broadening out to address the interface between European public health and global health. Along the way, we would also like to consider how to navigate some of the intransigent, system-level challenges to good health and well-being. We will question whether the health community needs a new focus:

  • are we spending too much time working on micro-level problems when our efforts would be better spent tackling issues at the macro level?
  • What are the big European and global health challenges we will be facing over the next 20 years, and
  • where and how should we concentrate our efforts to effect sustainable, positive changes to health and well-being?
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Speakers & panellists

Conference round-up & first outcomes

CLEMENS MARTIN AUER, President, European Health Forum Gastein

DORLI KAHR-GOTTLIEB, Secretary General, European Health Forum Gastein

Interview with

VYTENIS ANDRIUKAITIS, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Input speech: Issues of global significance on health

AGNETA KARLSSON, State Secretary to the Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Annika Strandhäll, Sweden

Inputs from & Panel discussion with

VYTENIS ANDRIUKAITIS, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

PIROSKA ÖSTLIN, Director, Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, WHO Regional Office for Europe

ILONA KICKBUSCH, Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

WANJIKU KAMAU, Executive Director, Advocacy Accelerator, Kenya


ROBERT MADELIN, Chairman, FIPRA International

Newsroom team

NINA RENSHAW, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

FRANCESCO FLORINDI, Engagement Officer, BBMRI-ERIC and a member of the Young Forum Gastein

Biographical information

NameAndriukaitis, Vytenis
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NameAuer, Clemens Martin
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NameKahr-Gottlieb, Dorli
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NameKamau, Wanjiku
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NameKarlsson, Agneta
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NameKickbusch, Ilona
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NameÖstlin, Piroska
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NameMadelin, Robert
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NameRenshaw, Nina
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