WHO: Working for a healthier future

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:10pm

The School of Public Policy, the CEU Health Research Group and the Center for Policy Studies

cordially invite you to attend a talk on

 WHO: Working for a healthier future


Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab
Regional Director of World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe  

Welcome remarks: Olga Loblova, CEU Health Research Group

Chair: Sara Svensson

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. While WHO has been an important policy actor since its foundation in 1948, operating in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing landscape, in recent years it has played a more and more visible role across a range of policy issues in all regions of the world. From the perspective of Europe (in its broadest interpretation), Zsuzsanna Jakab will discuss the WHO mission and its application in Europe, the structure and managerial framework of the organization, and transnational policymaking and translation of such policies into national policymaking.  She will address health in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, migration and health in Europe, post-Ebola emergency work and health status and health equity in Europe. The talk is held within the framework of the School of Public Policy course “International Policy Practice” which focuses on practices underpinning the role of international organizations in modern global governance.

Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab has been Regional Director since 1 February 2010. A native of Hungary, she has held a number of high-profile national and international public health policy positions in the last three decades. Before her election as Regional Director, Dr Jakab served as the founding Director of the European Union's European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden. Between 2005 and 2010, she built ECDC into an internationally respected centre of excellence in the fight against infectious diseases. Between 2002 and 2005, Dr Jakab was State Secretary at the Hungarian Ministry of Health, Social and Family Affairs, where she managed the country’s preparations for European Union accession in the area of public health. Between 1991 and 2002, Zsuzsanna Jakab worked at the WHO/Europe in a range of senior management roles as Director of Administration and Management Support, Director of Country Health Development and Director of the Division of Information, Evidence and Communication.

For this event you need to register until March 2, 2016: svenssons@ceu.edu