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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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CPPH Guest Lecture - Global Health Diplomacy - dream and reality, Richard Alderslade

5th November 2014, 12:30 to 14:15, D009, Ebsworth Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton, Richard Alderslade


Health is improving globally, yet far from equally. The knowledge and technology exist to do better. Health diplomacy needs to raise its profile and capacity, and become more influential. That is the dream, yet what is the present reality? Can we be optimistic? The talk will explore these issues from the perspectives of both global health and global governance.


Richard Alderslade has worked for 35 years in public health, national and local health administration, research and higher education in the UK, and internationally for 10 years in both humanitarian and development affairs.

In the United Kingdom he worked within the UK Medical Civil Service, the NHS in public health and health management roles, and as a as a Professor of Community Care. Internationally he has worked in WHO’s humanitarian public health work in the former Yugoslavia; in the management of humanitarian operations across the WHO European Region; in external relations at WHO’s Office at the United Nations in New York; and as Senior Advisor in Health Policy at WHO Europe.

He is an Honorary Fellow in the Centre for Public Policy and Health at Durham University.

12:30 Registration
13:00 Welcome and introduction by Professor Ted Schrecker
13:05 Guest Lecture by Richard Alderslade
13:45 Discussion
14:15 Close


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