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  • Protecting Health from Climate Change

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    As they promised last year, in April the World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional counterpart, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), celebrated World Health Day in April by trying to educate us all about the possible health impacts of global climate change on health. Most assessments and discussions of climate change to […]

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    WHO: Time to Focus on Health Impacts of Climate Change

    Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

    Every year the World Health Organization (WHO) picks a theme for World Health Day, April 7th, the day celebrating WHO's founding, so that everybody in involved in public health can talk "on message" and focus their discussion about the pre-selected theme.  In 2007 it was "invest in health, build a safer future."  In 2008 it […]

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    World Health Day 2007 – World Bank Stresses Health Finance/ Insurance in LAC

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

    As I noted in a prior entry, April 7th is World Health Day. World Health Day is one of those constructs that allows everybody in a certain community to talk “on message” and focus discussion about a pre-selected theme. The date was picked because it is the anniversary of the founding of the […]

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    World Health Day 2007 – PAHO Stresses Preparedness

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

    As I noted in a prior entry, April 7th is World Health Day. World Health Day is one of those constructs that allows everybody in a certain community to talk “on message” and focus discussion about a pre-selected theme. The date was picked because it is the anniversary of the founding of the […]

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    World Health Day 2007 – WHO Stresses “International Health Security”

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

    April 7th is World Health Day. What? You didn’t even know there was such a thing? Then you probably are not involved in national or international public health policy. (Or so they tell me.)
    World Health Day is one of those constructs that allows everybody in a certain community to talk “on […]

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