Originally published in The Wire. As the business of global health expands, inevitably the gatekeepers of international trade and investment have become important at World Health Organization (WHO) – the axis on which public health policy rests. Of the many policies that get formulated at WHO, discussions on the access to medicines including cost of…
Originally published in The Wire. Irrespective of all the ambitions for the future and earnest intentions to reform the administration, ultimately it will be financing that will dictate how far WHO can go.
Originally published in The Wire. Ambitious priorities, strained budgets and a changing political order dominate the World Health Organisation’s upcoming annual executive board meet in Geneva.
Originally published in The Wire. Peter Sands was elected the executive director of the financing organisation even though he did not have American support, perhaps indicating the country’s waning importance.
Originally published in The Wire. The US has been blocking the appointment of ‘judges’ to WTO’s Appellate Body because of disagreements with both the procedure followed and some of the body’s rulings.
Originally published in The Wire. A new team and a new programme of work is being discussed at the WHO, but will the new director general engage with challenging issues or maintain status quo?
PUBLISHED BY BILAN IN FRENCH IN JUNE 2017. Read here. Original English Version Below: SWISS ART MARKET FIGHTS MONEY LAUNDERING TAINT WITH A PUSH FOR SELF REGULATION Priti Patnaik, February 2017 One can easily overlook a discreet corner of Geneva Palexpo, a convention centre in the outskirts of this small city, especially on a chilly…
How I became a coworker and why I love it. My recent story published by Swissinfo.ch (By the way, it is ‘coworking’ and not ‘co-working’ as I learned the hard way, after I got trolled by some of my coworkers!!) — Nearly half of the Swiss workforce are no longer be bound by location due to…
Originally published in The Wire. A look at member states’ considerations, candidates plans for the future of global public health management and contemporary issues for the WHO.
Originally published in The Wire. India was one of the most sued countries in 2015. Will the country’s new model bilateral investment treaty attract and safeguard foreign investment more effectively?