Capacity building for member states on global health
AbstractThe term - “global health” is rapidly replacing its commonly used form i.e, “international health”. This change has emerged as part of the larger political and historical process. The term “global health” has been used since the early days of establishment of the World Health Organization in the late 1940s. In general, it implies the situation where the health needs of the people of the whole planet are responded to, above the concerns of particular nations. A joint collaboration among the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, and the ThaiHealth Global Link Initiative Program, (TGLIP) resulted in organizing the First Regional Training Course on Global Health in May 2010. The first module – an introductory course on global health - organized from 1-5 May 2010 in Nakhon Pathon, Thailand was attended by participants from seven countries of the South-East Asia Region, who were selected from among the delegates attending the Sixty-third World Health Assembly. It was followed by the second module of practical experience and learning through attendance at the Sixty-third World Health Assembly from 17-21 May 2010 in Geneva. A wrap-up session- the third module - was conducted on 22 May 2010 in Geneva. It is envisaged to organize regional training courses on global health conducted in Member States on a rotation basis. The attached working paper is submitted to the High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting for its review and recommendations. The recommendations made by the HLP Meeting will be submitted to the Sixty-third Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Capacity building for member states on global health. New Delhi: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/127783. License: World Health Organization