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Exploring Global Health in the Arctic

‘Exploring Global Health in the Arctic’ aims to advance the value of solidarity upon which the University of Tromsø is based. The symposium is organised by the Centre for Arctic and Global Health, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, in collaboration with People’s Health Movement Scandinavia and Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research. The aim is to spur national debate in the field by discussing global health initiatives springing out of Tromsø’s academic and professional community, and the aspect of solidarity in responses to global health challenges driven by conflict, migration and neoliberal practices across the world.

The organisers are very pleased to confirm that two distinguished guest speakers graciously have offered to give their input to the debate (see short bios further down): Dr. Paul Farmer, who will discuss the tension between human rights approaches and commercialization of health and Dr. Nils Daulaire, who will discuss options for Norwegian global health support in policy and practice in the light of USA’s change of course as an influential global health actor.

The programme further includes presentations and debates under the following headlines:

  • Solidarity in health – “Folk-til-folk” (People-to-people) collaboration in practice in north and south.
  • Social movements: Successful mechanisms to stop austerity measures in health care services.
  • Migrants and indigenous people: minority health care and structural challenges

The full symposium programme will be issued early December 2017, but you are already invited to register for the event.  For more information please vist the web page of Centre for Arctic and Global Health and on Facebook.