Staff Spotlight: Jaume Vidal

In this edition of #StaffSpotlight, we present Jaume Vidal, a Policy Advisor on Health Action International’s (HAI) European Projects team. When you see Jaume in the office, he’s often teasing Alex, our Communications Advisor, eating a kiwi, or showing someone a picture of his new baby son. But on top of his charismatic social presence,

Facing a Global Threat – Roadmap to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and the Bumps Along the Way

Interview with HELLE AARGAARD, Policy Advisor at ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance

The Member State Consultation on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) proposed roadmap for the Global Development and Stewardship Framework to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was held on 9–10 November in Geneva. The first day was open for non-state actor participation.

Giving Snakebite Victims a Voice

Health Action International Presents “Minutes to Die” at the Dutch Global Health Film Festival

by BIRTE BOGATZ, Communications Advisor

How do you measure the burden of a health emergency? We often tend to do that by counting—the dead, the disabled, the dollars to be paid for treatment. We end up with numbers,

Small country, big thinkers: Why it’s only natural for the Netherlands to take on a pioneering role in snakebite advocacy

by BIRTE BOGATZ, Communications Advisor

Ask other nationalities what they associate with the Dutch and you’ll most likely hear, “cheese, windmills and tulips”. Annoying perennial prejudices—although the cheese really IS the best in the world (sorry, Swiss!). And who doesn’t like tulips?

But there’s another thing about the Dutch that’s really striking: in spite of their relatively small number,

‘Achieiving Affordable Access to Health Technologies’ Side Event at WHA69

Health Action International is, once again, pleased to be in Geneva this week attending the 69th World Health Assembly. If you will be there, too, please plan on attending a side event on ‘Achieving Affordable Access to Health Technologies’, which we are co-organising with the Medicines for Malaria Venture and Oxfam.

The event will be held on Tuesday,

Top Experts to Discuss Global Initiatives to Reduce Snakebite Death & Disability at WHA69 Side Event

Every year, snakebite kills 125,000 people around the world and gravely injures 2.7 million more. For the first time at a World Health Assembly (WHA) side event, leading venom and snakebite experts, government representatives and medicine policy experts will discuss global challenges, initiatives and strategies to reduce death and disability from snakebite envenoming—one of the world’s most tragic and neglected tropical diseases.

Can the WHO Set the Right Course for Antibiotics?

by MATTHEW ENEVOLDSON, Communications Intern

As a typically awkward teenager, I was, as many are, occasionally afflicted by an outbreak of spots. Whilst these were embarrassing, they were by no means terrible. Even at their worst, they were nothing but a shadow of those of the kid, resident in every school, who is plagued by acne.

Successful week of advocacy for HAI delegation at 68th World Health Assembly

by TIM REED, Executive Director

Health Action International’s largest-ever team to the 68th World Health Assembly enjoyed a fruitful week of advocacy, which resulted in some major achievements, particularly related to antimicrobial resistance and World Health Organization (WHO) engagement with non-state actors. The annual Assembly was held in Geneva from 18-26 May.

The delegation was comprised of 39 insightful and talented people from ReAct–Action on Antibiotic Resistance,

World Health Assembly Executive Board 136: YP-CDN, NWIA and HAI intervention on the WHO’s internship programme

4 February 2015 | by TIM REED
 
At the 136th World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board meeting in Geneva this past week, we had the privilege of developing an intervention with the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN) and the Network of WHO Intern Alumni (NWIA) regarding the WHO’s internships programme.

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