Global Health: Interconnected Challenges, Integrated Solutions
Geneva Health Forum 2014: Call for abstracts
Geneva Health Forum "While the broad-based development and strengthening of the health systems approach advocated by the WHO’s Health for All initiative has been viewed as too idealistic and unrealistic to implement, the issue of integration is once again topical. This is largely due to the rise of several large disease-specific global health initiatives (GHIs), the increasing burden posed by non-communicable diseases and recognition that the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be met without improving health systems. Beyond the polarized debates of the past decade, the GHF team invites you to revisit the concept of integration in its various dimensions and framings. We would like to promote global health as a field of study and practice that offers an integrative approach which better captures the underlying causes of ill-health and recognises the commonalities that underlie people’s health around the world."