PHM-Exch> [PHM NEWS] Symposium “Exploring Global Health in the Arctic” in Norway 22 – 23 January 2018

Claudio Schuftan cschuftan at
Tue Oct 31 20:29:10 PDT 2017

From: Mia Appelbäck <mia.appelback at>

The  Centre for Arctic and Global Health
UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, in collaboration with the People’s
Health Movement Scandinavia <> andNorwegian Forum
for Global Health Research <>, has the pleasure
of inviting you to the symposium

*“Exploring Global Health in the Arctic” in Tromsø 22 – 23 January 2018.*

The symposium aims to advance the value of solidarity upon which the
University of Tromsø is based. We hope 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.

We are very pleased to confirm that two distinguished guest speakers
graciously have offered to give their input to the debate :

   - Dr. Paul Farmer, who will discuss the tension between human rights
   approaches and commercialization of health
   - 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

The full symposium programme will be issued early December 2017, but you
are already invited to register for the event.  Continue to registration
here. <>

Please note that hotel rooms should be booked early due to other events
scheduled in Tromsø in January (Arctic Frontiers
<> and Tromsø International Film Festival

The symposium starts at lunch time Monday 22 January.

Follow information about the symposium on the web page of Centre for Arctic
and Global Health
on Facebook


*Turid Austin Wæhler*


Center for Arctic and Global Health

UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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