This year marks the 40 year anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration, a landmark agreement that committed the world to expanding health access and tackling social inequalities for better health for all. In part a political manifesto declaring health as a human right, and part practical template to deliver better health through cost effective, evidence based,… Continue reading.
Global Ideas Forum is true to its name. It is a snapshot from the global forefront of human thought and innovation. It is a safe haven for creation and collaboration that transcends national borders, and considers every individual. No one is left out of the conversation and the diversity of the human condition is celebrated.… Continue reading.
‘Doing the right thing is the most thankless and invisible thing that you will do, but it is what will hold you to your values.’ In roaring speech Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, brings the audience to a silence as his words echo through the auditorium. Public health permeates every… Continue reading.
As an individual, where does one start when considering the sustainable development goals for improving the health of the planet? Ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensure prosperity for all, are both lofty and daunting aspirations. Accordingly, the solutions to these are inherently complex. I approached the Global Ideas Forum with little experience in global… Continue reading.
The Global Ideas Forum addresses a complete spectrum of topics, and each year it gets the cogs turning. One speaker from this year’s Forum left an indelible mark on my mind: Philip Wollen. I know I’m not the only one; friends who also attended GIF15 have mentioned his name with a knowing glance on more… Continue reading.