Month archive: May, 2022

Watch the recording of the launch of Pillars of Health

On May 20th, Wemos and partner organisations launched the Pillars of Health coalition and website. It was an engaging and dynamic session, during which – together with panelists – we discussed the maldistribution of health workers in the European Union and neighbouring countries, and how Pillars of Health and its coalition aims to contribute to a solution. You can watch the recording of the event on YouTube.

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Launch of handbook on monetary policies for economic justice

On Monday 23 May we will launch the handbook on monetary policy that we developed with partners. It explains monetary policy to non-economists: how it interacts with fiscal policies; how mainstream economic thinking has influenced monetary policy making over the last decades; and what alternatives policy makers should explore to ensure that monetary policymaking is guided by principles of equity, well-being and human rights. 

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71th World Health Assembly of the WHO

Our appreciation of the AIV advice on the Dutch global health strategy

We are pleased with the sound advice from the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) on the Dutch Global Health Strategy the Dutch government is developing. We do, however, see some points of attention. In our appreciation of the advice, we make suggestions to take along in the development. We want to ensure that the strategy is ambitious, fair and coherent, and that health as a human right takes precedence over political and economic interests.

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Join event ‘Taking stock of C-TAP: lessons learnt for future pandemic preparedness and response’

Join our World Health Assembly virtual side event on 18 May on the lessons learnt from the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). The World Health Organization (WHO) launched this platform two years ago to enable developers of medical products against Covid-19 to share their intellectual property and know-how with other manufacturers in order to maximize production capacity. What has become of this ambition? And what is needed to unleash the potential of C-TAP, also for future pandemic preparedness and response?

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Join the launch of Pillars of Health on May 20

On May 20th, Wemos and partner organisations will launch the Pillars of Health coalition and website during our online interactive event in the European Public Health Association’s (EUPHA) European Public Health Week. Together with panelists, we will discuss the maldistribution of health workers in the European Union and neighbouring countries, and how Pillars of Health and its coalition aims to contribute to a solution. Join our event to learn how to get involved in our coalition!

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