Message from the Forum
One of the main issues in realising health for all is the global governance structure for health. The WHO is currently undergoing a complex structural reform process. This is of great interest to the Forum and our inputs have been channelled through the Democratizing Global Health coalition (www.democratisingglobalhealth.org). The DGH is particularly active around WHO relations with non-state actors. Together we stress the need for transparency in identifying commercial interest actors and establishing the limits of their role.
There are of course other major players in health, including the World Bank and the Gates Foundation, plus the huge industrial health sector and the many companies that influence health through the sale of food and beverages. Other parts of the UN must be added to the list, for example the FAO, UNFPA and UNICEF. There are important related instruments and initiatives, in particular the Social Protection Floor Initiative and ILO Recommendation 202 on Social Protection. Read More….
- The Forum welcomes its new members! Read
- Joint statement issued in recognition of the World Mental Health Day 2013 Read
- Positon Statement on Mental Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda–Movement for Global Mental Health Read
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Staff–16 October, UNHCR, Geneva Read
- 10 October in Geneva: Hidden Pictures–The Underexposed World of Global Mental Health (special film screening) Read
Three organisations have joined the forum family. They are :-
Please click on the link below to read the Joint statement issued in recognition of the World Mental Health Day 2013 by the NGO Committee on Mental Health (New York) Affiliated with the Conference of Non- Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) and the NGO Forum for Health (Geneva).
Movement for Global Mental Health (September 2013)
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Staff
Special panel discussion at UNHCR, Geneva on Weds. 16 October, 14:00-16:00 All staff and guests are welcome. For more information cotact MaryBeth Morand, Senior Policy and Evaluaton Officer (MORAND@unhcr.org)
Note that this event is the launch of the new publication: UNHCR’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Staff (July 2013). http://www.unhcr.org/51f67bdc9.html
Dr. Courtney Welton-Mitchell–Professor of International Disaster Psychology
Mr. Kaz de Jong–Mental Health Director, MSF-Holland
Dr. Sigiriya Aebischer-Perone–Head of Staff Health Unit for ICRC
Ms. Tineke van Pietersom–Director of the Antares Foundation