"The term Global Health stands for a new context, a new awareness and a new strategic approach in matters of international health. Its focus is the impact of global interdependence on the determinants of health, the transfer of health risks and the policy response of countries, international organizations and the many other actors in the global health arena. Its goal is the equitable access to health in all regions of the globe."
Ilona Kickbusch is has consistently drawn attention to the commercial and political determinants of health. Here are some examples of this work:
The political determinants of health
Ilona Kickbusch is presently engaged in a project together with the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relation to explore the interface between democracy and health. The results of a series of dialogues will be presented on occasion of the WHO World Health Assembly in May 2020.
Ilona Kickbusch has been invited to contribute to a special series of the
Lancet for an issue on Political Science in Global Health
The political determinants of health - ten years on. BMJ 2015; 35.h81
Video and presentation on udg.edu