Global health challenges Policies and priorities. PROF. SCOTT C. RATZAN, MD, MPA, MA Vice President, Pharmaceuticals and Global Health Government Affairs, Europe Johnson & Johnson and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. Agenda.
Global health challengesPolicies and priorities
PROF. SCOTT C. RATZAN, MD, MPA, MA
Pharmaceuticals and Global Health
Government Affairs, Europe
Johnson & Johnson
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives
What is health?
[Health] is ‘what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.’
Institute of Medicine, 1988
What contributes to health?
behavior & lifestyle
(multilateral orgs., reimbursement, transparency…)
(trade, innovation, tech. assessment…)
(patent protection, access…)
(access to the market, length of processes…)
Where are ethical principles to guide decision making?
Source: Derek Yach, Director of Global Health, Rockefeller Foundation
Source: Ratzan, S. Filerman, G. and LeSar, J, Attaining Global Health: Challenges and Opportunities Population Bulletin, 2000.
Ideas for Health Competence
How to get there: A science based approach can make a difference
Health for the public good
“Informed opinion and active
cooperation on the part of the
public are of the utmost importance
in the improvement of health of the people.”
World Health Organization
Preamble to the Constitution
acute childhood infections maternal deaths
Controlled by health services
Within the medical sector and the health department
chronic, life long infectious and non-infectious diseases
Decades before impacts
Main levers outside health service control
Multiple stakeholders and all government