Student Spotlight: Jillian Kowalchuk

With this guest contribution we are initiating a new series on Healthy Policies which spotlights students who are exploring issues related to the political determinants of health. This first post comes from Jillian Kowalchuk who writes about the Framework Convention in Tobacco Control, which was enacted 11 years ago, today.

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Global Health Working Group Promotes Ebola Open Letter

Last week a Workshop was held at the Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex which brought together a number of scholars, primarily UK-based International Relations scholars, to discuss the current Ebola crisis and the international response to it. From this workshop arose an open letter on what the field of International […]

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Canada and the post-2015 world: Part II

In this post, guest blogger Ronald Labonté concludes a two-part blog series about post-2015 development goals. Discussed are their relationship to health and specific steps Canada could take to encourage a healthy and progressive transition. Labonté holds a Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health, and is Professor in the Faculty […]

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Canada and the post-2015 world: Part I

In this post, guest blogger Ronald Labonté introduces a two-part blog series about post-2015 development goals. Discussed are their relationship to health and specific steps Canada could take to encourage a healthy and progressive transition. Labonté holds a Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health, and is Professor in […]

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Better Governance to Improve Health

In the context of the recent World Conference on Social Determinants of Health guest blogger Amir Attaran, discusses the role of governance in improving the health of societies. Amir Attaran is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health and Global Development Policy at the University of Ottawa.

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