"Positive management, for example the continued valuable contribution to the work force by the older generation, paired with pro-active measures, for example health promotion and disease management, can start to transform what some see as a looming crisis into a social revolution."
Ilona Kickbusch is the founding director and Chair of the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Ilona Kickbusch has been at the forefront of exploring the links between health and foreign policy – she spearheaded the development of global health diplomacy and has been teaching health diplomacy all around the world for a decade.
Several publications have been completed in this period. Presently a tool boc on Global Health Diplomacy is being developed.
To understand more about the relationship of health and foreign policy read the article in the British Medical Journal which analyses the interface between foreign policy and health, it can be found here.
Some key publications:
Global Health Centre continues to host courses in Geneva.
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