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Towards Policy Coherence in Trade and Health

Nick Drager, MD, PhD, Department of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Law, World Health Organization, 20 Ave Appia, Geneva, Switzerland, +41 22 791 2789, dragern@who.int

As the world becomes increasingly integrated, it becomes less and less possible for different policy areas to be handled independently of each other. This session will explore the linkages between trade and health and the efforts by countries to move towards policy coherence to ensure that the rules based trading system is compatible with public health interests. Examples will be taken from WHO's current work with countries in the area of trade in health services. At the end of the session participants should gain a better understanding of the issues and mechanisms used by countries as they seek to find common ground between trade and health concerns.

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Keywords: International Health, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No

Trade Agreements and Trade Issues Affecting Health in Developing Countries

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA