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Accountability, Innovation and Coherence
in G8 Health Governance:
Seizing Canada's G8 Opportunity
January 25, 2010
Munk Centre for International Studies
Seeley Hall, Trinity College
University of Toronto
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Sheri Arnott is World Vision Canada’s Senior Policy Advisor on Food Security and Nutrition and co-chair of the Canadian Food Security Policy Group. Sheri has worked for donor agencies and non-governmental organizations in Canada and in Eastern and Southern Africa. She has expertise in gender/social analysis, natural resource management, agriculture and sustainable livelihoods. She has an MSc in agriculture from McGill University and a BA in human-environment relations from Concordia University.
Garry Aslanyan became portfolio policy manager for the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme, based in Geneva, in 2009. He was previously principal advisor and manager of the International Public Health Division at the Public Health Agency of Canada, responsible for multilateral relations with the key organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization. Previously he served as the senior health advisor and team leader of the Health Systems, Research and Analysis group at the Canadian International Development Agency, involved in setting policies in health sector programming, immunization, communicable and non-communicable disease prevention and control, health research and other international development issues. Prior to joining CIDA, he taught and researched at the University of Toronto and George Brown College and worked on international assignments for the World Bank and the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe, and taught as an adjunct professor in international health at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. From 2004 to 2007 he was president of the Ontario Public Health Association. He is trained in dentistry, public health and health policy and systems. Dr. Aslanyan is a full fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Janet Beauvais is professor of practice for public policy at the McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence at McGill University. From 2005 to 2009, she was director general of the Food Directorate in the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada and was responsible for research and standard setting related to nutrition, microbial contamination, chemicals and food additives. She also led the Canadian international food standards program. Between 1993 and 2000 she held positions at Health Canada as an epidemiologist and biostatistician studying cancer and the environment and as head of the Cancer Screening Group. In 2001 she joined Environment Canada as director of the Existing Substances Branch in the Risk Assessment Directorate. She led the Canadian delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Joint Meeting on Chemicals and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology. Ms. Beauvais holds degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics and biology.
Mel Cappe began his term as president of the Institute for Research on Public Policy in 2006. Prior to joining the IRPP, he spent more than 30 years in the Canadian public service, most recently as the High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a post that he held during 2005 when the UK hosted the G8 Gleneagles Summit. Prior to that, he was Canada’s top public servant as clerk of the Privy Council, secretary to the Cabinet and head of the Public Service in January 1999, relinquishing the position in May of 2002 to become Special Advisor to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. He has also held senior economic and policy positions in federal government departments in Ottawa, including the Treasury Board, Department of Finance and Consumer and Corporate Affairs. He has served as deputy secretary to the Treasury Board, deputy minister of the environment, deputy minister of human resources development, deputy minister of labour and chair of the Employment Insurance Commission. Mr. Cappe has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and did doctoral studies at the University of Toronto.
Thomas Chandy is the chief executive officer of Save the Children in India. Prior to taking up this post in 2006, he held various senior roles with the Coca-Cola Company from 1995 to 2006. His career has also included positions at Satchi & Satchi and Parle International. He has served on the boards of many non-profit organizations. He holds an MBA from the International Management Institute, Delhi, with a specialization in business strategy and organizational behaviour and an MSc in chemistry from Madras Christian College.
Andrew F. Cooper is associate director and distinguished fellow at The Centre for International Governance Innovation. He is a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, where he teaches in the areas of international political economy, global governance and comparative politics. In 2009, he held the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California and has also been a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Harvard University, Australian National University, Stellenbosch University and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He is a member of the international advisory board of both the GARNET Network of Excellence and the Hague Journal of Diplomacy, and has been a member of the Warwick Commission. Cooper’s most recent publications focus on emerging powers, G8 reform, small states, Latin America, global health governance and the phenomenon of celebrity diplomacy. Among his recent publications are Innovation in Global Health Governance: Critical Cases (co-edited with John Kirton, Ashgate, 2009), The Diplomacies of Small States: Between Vulnerability and Resilience (Palgrave 2009), Which Way Latin America? Hemispheric Politics Meets Latin America (United Nations University Press, 2009), Emerging Powers in Global Governance: Lessons from the Heiligendamm Process (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008), Celebrity Diplomacy (Paradigm, 2007) and Governing Global Health: Challenge, Response, Innovation (co-edited with John Kirton, Ashgate, 2007). Professor Cooper holds a D.Phil from Oxford University.
John Dirks has been president and scientific director of the Gairdner Foundation, which awards major international prizes in biomedicine, since 1993. He is also a senior fellow of Massey College and professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Toronto. He has held professorships at McGill University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, and as well as academic administrative positions as director of nephrology at McGill, head of the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, dean of medicine at the University of Toronto and dean-rector of Aga Khan University in Pakistan. The recipient of honorary degrees and awards, Dr. Dirks has been internationally recognized for his work in nephrology research. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada. He received his BSc (Med) and MD from the University of Manitoba, a fellowship in medicine from the Royal College of Physicians.
Nick Drager is honorary professor in global health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, professor of public policy and global health diplomacy at McGill University, adjunct research professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and senior fellow in the Global Health Programme at The Graduate Institute in Geneva. He is the former director of the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights and senior advisor in the Strategy Unit of the Office of the Director-General at the World Health Organization. His work focuses on current and emerging public health issues related to globalization and health, especially global health diplomacy and governance, foreign policy and international trade and health. He has extensive experience working with senior officials in developing countries worldwide and major multilateral and bilateral development agencies in health policy development, health sector analysis, strategic planning, and resource mobilization and allocation decisions as well as in providing advice on health development negotiations and conflict resolution. He has deep experience in global health diplomacy and high-level negotiations on international health development issues. He is the author of numerous papers, editorials, book chapters and books in the area of global health and development. He has an MD from McGill University and a PhD in economics from Hautes Études Internationales at the University of Geneva.
Laurette Dubé holds the James McGill Chair of consumer and lifestyle psychology and marketing at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University. She is the founding chair and scientific director of the McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence. Her research investigates the affects and behavioural economic processes underlying consumption and lifestyle behaviour and how such knowledge can inspire more effective health and marketing communications. She has published widely in scientific publications in books and journals, as well as in more broadly accessible publications including Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. A fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she received her PhD from Cornell University, an MPS in marketing and management from Cornell University, an MBA in finance from HEC and a BSc in nutrition from Laval University.
Erin Fitzgerald is chair of the G8 Research Group based at the Munk Centre for International Studies at Trinity College and will lead a independent research project at the 2010 G8 Muskoka Summit. She was a member of the G8 Research Group’s field team on site at the 2008 Hokkaido and 2009 L’Aquila summits. Erin has also worked for the World Health Organization’s Health Action in Crisis Unit and for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, where she authored reports on U.S. defence planning. Ms. Fitzgerald is in the fourth year of her undergraduates studies at the University of Toronto, where she is pursuing an honours BA in international relations. In the fall of 2010, she will commence graduate studies at Oxford University, where she will study as a Rhodes Scholar.
Lisa Forman is the Lupina Assistant Professor in global health and human rights at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and director of the Comparative Program on Health and Society at the Munk Centre for International Studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. For more than a decade, Forman has specialized in international human rights law relating to HIV/AIDS, health and medicines. Her current research focuses on developing theoretical and practical linkages between international human rights law and trade law related to medicines, including through expanding the normative content of the right to health and developing a right to health impact assessment tool for policy usage. Forman has consulted on human rights and health-related topics for the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and South African National Commission for Gender Equality. She is the author of journal articles and book chapters on the international human right to health, access to medicines, trade-related intellectual property rights and South African constitutional jurisprudence related to health. Dr. Forman qualified as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, with a BA and LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her graduate studies include a master’s in human rights studies from Columbia University and a doctorate in juridical science from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
Meg French is the director of international programs at UNICEF Canada. She is responsible for leading the organization's international advocacy efforts and coordinating its work with UNICEF offices overseas. She has been at UNICEF for eight years and is a former high school teacher who has taught both in Canada and in the Central Pacific on the island of Ebeye in the Marshall Islands. Her island experience also includes time in the Philippines working in a local cooperative leading a gender mainstreaming programme. She has a bachelor's degree in international development and women's studies and a master's degree in comparative, international and development education.
Jenilee Guebert is the director of research for the Global Health Diplomacy Program as well as the G8 Research Group and the G20 Research Group, based at the Munk Centre for International Studies in Trinity College at the University of Toronto. She is involved in researching and analyzing trends in global health, the G8, G20 and related institutions. Recent works include “Looking to the Environment for Lessons for Global Health Diplomacy,” “Canada’s G8 Leadership on Global Health,” “Bringing Health into the Climate Change Regime,” and “Moving Forward on Global Health Diplomacy: Implementing G8 and APEC Commitments.” She has had previous experience working for the Calgary Health Region, Statistics Canada and Elections Ontario. She has been a member of the field teams of the G8 and G20 Research Groups on site at several G8 and G20 summits and has been involved in a number of workshops and conferences focused on global health and Canada’s year as G8 host in 2010. Ms. Guebert holds a BA in political science from the University of Calgary and has also pursued academic studies at the University of Toronto and the University of Saskatchewan.
John Kirton is co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, director of the G8 Research Group and co-director of the G20 Research Group based at the Munk Centre for International Studies at Trinity College, and an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He has advised the World Health Organization and the Canadian and Russian governments, and has written widely on global health governance and G7/8 and G20 summitry. His most recent books include Innovation in Global Health Governance: Critical Cases (co-edited with Andrew F. Cooper, Ashgate, 2009), Governing Global Health: Challenge, Response, Innovation (co-edited with Andrew F. Cooper, Ashgate, 2007) and Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World (Thomson Nelson, 2007). He is co-author of, among other articles, “Making G8 Leaders Deliver: An Analysis of Compliance and Health Commitments, 1996–2006,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization (March 2007). Professor Kirton is also co-editor of three book series published by Ashgate Publishing and the editor of Ashgate’s five-volume Library of Essays in Global Governance, including a volume on global health published in 2009. He received his MA from Carleton University and his PhD in international studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Jillian Clare Kohler is an assistant professor in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and principal researcher of the Initiative for Drug Equity and Access (IDEA). Her research and teaching focus on drug access issues for the global poor, the political economy of international and domestic pharmaceutical policy, and ethics and corruption in pharmaceutical systems. She is a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Good Governance Medicines Advisory Committee and contributed to its pioneering work on improving transparency in the pharmaceutical system. She is also a board member of Transparency International Canada since 2008. She has worked as a pharmaceutical policy specialist for the World Bank and the World Health Organization as well as the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and has advised governments including Brazil, Bulgaria and Ghana on pharmaceutical policy. She has published and lectured widely on a diverse range of topics related to pharmaceutical policy. Professor Kohler is the co-editor of The Power of Pills: Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Drug Development, Marketing and Pricing (Pluto Press, 2006). She received her BA and MA in political science from McGill University and her PhD in politics from New York University.
Gordon McBean is a professor in the departments of geography and political science and director of policy studies at the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at the University of Western Ontario. He was previously a professor of atmospheric and oceanographic sciences at the University of British Columbia. From 1994 to 2000, he served as assistant deputy minister at Environment Canada responsible for climate, weather and air quality sciences and services. His research interests are in atmospheric and climate sciences, ranging in scope from natural phenomena and the hazards they generate to the policies of governments and responses of people to them. He led a policy synthesis project on climate change as a national security issue, and has studied how northern communities are affected by climate-related hazards through ArcticNet and Storm Studies in the Arctic programs. In 2009 he was awarded a Harold Crabtree Foundation Award in Public Policy. He is chair of the international science committee for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk program, chair of the board of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, co-chair of the Global Environmental Change START (regional networks and capacity building) Project, and a member of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Science and Technical Committee, the Ontario Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel and other national and international committees. A member of the Order of Canada and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, as lead author and review editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Professor McBean shared in the awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Tanjina Mirza is the vice president of international programs at Plan Canada, a member of Plan, an international nongovernmental organization working in 68 countries. She previously served as the senior health advisor on Plan’s projects funded by the Canadian International Development Agency in Bangladesh, India and Uganda. As a public health researcher, she has worked with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health in Australia. She moved into NGO programming with International Planned Parenthood Federation in Malaysia, where she managed health programs in North Korea, Cambodia and various other reproductive health and gender projects throughout Southeast Asia. Dr. Mirza has also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization and United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia as well as for UNICEF Bangladesh. She holds an MD from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, a Master of Medical Science in community health from the University of Western Australia and a PhD in demography from the Australian National University.
Will Postma is the director of programs for Save the Children Canada.
Stephen Morrison directs the newly created Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). At CSIS, he has directed the Africa Program and the Task Force on HIV/AIDS and co-directed the Task Force on Nontraditional Security Assistance and the Task Force on the Global Food Crisis. In 2005–06, he was co-director of the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on Africa. Immediately prior to that, he was executive secretary of the Africa Policy Advisory Panel, commissioned by the U.S. Congress and overseen by Secretary of State Colin Powell. His work on HIV/AIDS and related global health issues has involved multiple missions to China, Russia, India, Vietnam and Africa and, most recently, a series of focused studies on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. From 1996 to 2000, he served on the secretary of state’s policy planning staff, where he was responsible for African affairs and global foreign assistance issues. From 1993 to 1995, he launched the Office of Transition Initiatives at the U.S. Agency for International Development, which operates in countries emerging from protracted internal conflict and misrule. From 1992 until 1993, he was the U.S. democracy and governance advisor in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Between 1987 and 1991, he was a senior staff member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa. Dr. Morrison has been an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies since 1994 and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin and is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College.
Sioban Nelson, a leading international nursing scholar, is dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. Her current research interests include the investigation of the impact of the Rockefeller Foundation on global nursing in the mid 20th century, the assessment of competency in professional practice, international trends in the regulation of health professionals, and skilled migration issues and health care. She is author of two books and five edited collections including the acclaimed “Say Little Do Much”: Nursing, Nuns and Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001), and co-editor of Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered (Cornell University Press, 2006). She is also editor-in-chief of Nursing Inquiry and co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Healthcare Work list for Cornell University Press (ILR imprint). Her seventh book, Notes on Nightingale (Cornell University Press) is due out this fall.
James Orbinski is co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program and a senior fellow at Massey College and the Munk Centre for International Studies at Trinity College, in the University of Toronto. He also practises clinical medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital. As international president of Médecins Sans Frontières from 1998 to 2001, he launched its Access to Essential Medicines Campaign and accepted the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to MSF. He led MSF missions in Zaire and Rwanda and served as medical co-ordinator in Afghanistan and Somalia. He co-chaired MSF’s Neglected Diseases Working Group, which led to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative. He is co-founder of Dignitas International and has served on the boards of the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Canadian Doctors for Medicare. He is a founding member of the editorial boards of Open Medicine and Conflict and Health. Orbinski is a member of the Climate Change and Health Council and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Health Care Systems and Cooperation. He is the author of the award-winning An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarianism in the 21st Century (Doubleday, 2008) and was the subject of the 2007 documentary Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma. He is a member of the Order of Ontario and an officer of the Order of Canada. Professor Orbinski received his MD degree from McMaster University and a MA in international relations at the University of Toronto.
Louis Pauly holds the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance and directs the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto. His current research interests include the politics of technological innovation in East Asia and the collaborative management of crises in integrating financial markets. He is the University of Toronto’s team leader in the Major Collaborative Research Initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada on “Globalization and Autonomy.” He has been a visiting professor at Oxford University, Northwestern University and Osaka City University, held management positions in the Royal Bank of Canada and served on the staff of the International Monetary Fund. His publications include Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World (University of British Columbia Press, 2009), Global Liberalism and Political Order: Toward a New Grand Compromise? (State University of New York Press, 2007), Complex Sovereignty: Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century (University of Toronto Press, 2005), among other books, as well as journal articles and book chapters. With Emanuel Adler, he edits International Organization, the top-ranked journal in its field. Professor Pauly is a graduate of Cornell University, the London School of Economics, New York University and Fordham University.
Andrew Price-Smith is chair of environmental science, director of North American studies and associate professor of political science at The Colorado College. He has served as associate advisor to the U.S. National Intelligence Council since 2008 and frequently advises the U.S. Department of Defense. He has previously held appointments at the Earth Institute, the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University and the University of South Florida. He specializes in analyses of the effects of disease, environmental change, and energy scarcity on the security of nations. He has testified on climate change, disease and international security before the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee and advised the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the U.S. Army War College. He has also served as a consultant to the United States Institute of Peace, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and for the private sector. Price-Smith is author of the award-winning Contagion and Chaos: Disease, Ecology and National Security in the Era of Globalization (MIT Press, 2009). His other volumes include The Health of Nations: Infectious Dsease, Environmental Change and Their Effects on National Security and Development (MIT Press, 2002); and Plagues and Politics: Infectious Disease and International Relations (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2001). He has also written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on the relationship between environmental change, health, and governance. Professor Price-Smith earned his PhD in political science from the University of Toronto and did his post-doctoral work at Columbia University.
Meera Shekar is lead health and nutrition specialist with the Human Development Network in the World Bank. She leads the World Bank’s work in scaling up its investments in nutrition, develops corporate strategy, advises country teams and is its key liaison on nutrition with donor partners. She has been involved in the G8 agenda-setting process and has, among other things, represented the World Bank on the Nutrition Trust Fund financed by the Government of Japan as a result of the 2008 Hokkaido-Toyako Summit. She has lived and worked around the world and has extensive programming experience in public health and nutrition in India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Vietnam, Bolivia, Guatemala, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Before joining the World Bank she led UNICEF’s Health, Nutrition and Water and Sanitation teams in Tanzania and the Philippines. She has consulted extensively with the Johns Hopkins University Population Communications Services in India. She is the author of Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development, and Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost? (World Bank, 2006), among other publications. Dr. Shekar has a PhD in international nutrition, epidemiology and population studies from Cornell University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nutrition from Delhi University.
Peter Singer is a professor of medicine, holds the Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and is director of the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health in the University Health Network and University of Toronto. His research focuses on life sciences and the developing world, in particular investigating how technologies make the transition from lab to village. In 2007, he received the Michael Smith Prize as Canada’s Health Research of the Year in Population Health and Health Services. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges for Global Health Initiative, and has advised the United Nations Secretary General’s Office, the Government of Canada, several African governments and Pepsico Inc. on issues related to global health. He is the foreign secretary of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. Professor Singer studied internal medicine at University of Toronto, medical ethics at University of Chicago, public health at Yale University and management at Harvard Business School.
John Sloan is the director general for economic policy in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where he responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of Canadian objectives in the G8, G20 and APEC summits, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and for development policy and institutions. During Canada’s year as G8 host in 2010 he is chairing the G8 Accountability Working Group, which will produce an accountability report for G8 leaders in Muskoka on their commitments since the 2005 Gleneagles Summit. From 2000 to 2006 he worked at the Financial Services Authority in London, where he was particularly involved in the work of the Financial Stability Forum and the Joint Forum. Prior to joining the FSA, he was finance counsellor in Canada’s missions in Tokyo and London, having also been posted in Geneva, where he was active in the preparations for the Rio Earth Summit, and Beijing. Notable assignments in Ottawa include senior departmental assistant to the minister of international trade and a secondment to the Department of Finance where he co-ordinated Canada’s Paris Club strategy. He is the author of The Surprising Wines of Switzerland (Bergli Books, 1996), co-editor of La nouvelle Europe de l’Est, du plan au marché (Éditions Bruylant, 1991) and co-author of “The Structure of International Market Regulation,” in Financial Markets and Exchanges Law (Oxford University Press, 2007). Mr. Sloan holds a BA from Stanford University in Chinese studies, an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Business School Lausanne.
Jeffrey Sturchio is president and chief executive officer of the Global Health Council, an international alliance of public health organizations and professionals. He is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Applied Economics and the Study of Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Healthy Next Generation of the World Economic Forum. In 2008 he retired from Merck & Co., where he was vice president of corporate responsibility, managing a portfolio of activities including corporate philanthropy, the Merck Institute for Science Education, the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, global health partnerships (including the Merck MECTIZAN Donation Program), global HIV/AIDS access programs, corporate responsibility reporting and the Merck Archives. He also served as president of the Merck Company Foundation. He was centrally involved in Merck’s participation in the United Nations/Industry Accelerating Access Initiative to help improve HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the developing world. He was a member of the board of the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships in Botswana, a member of the private sector delegation to the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and chair of the Corporate Council on Africa. He has also been a postdoctoral fellow and senior fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and a visiting fellow of LSE Health and Social Care at the London School of Economics, Dr. Sturchio is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His recent publications include “Business and Global Health in an Era of Globalization: Reflections on Public/Private Partnerships as a Cultural Innovation” in Cultural Politics in a Global Age: Uncertainty, Solidarity and Innovation (Oneworld Publications, 2008) and “Business Engagement in Public Programs: The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Contribution to Public Health and the Millennium Development Goals” in Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society (2008). He received an BA in history from Princeton University and a PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Minami Tsubouchi is acting manager of global health at the Global Health Institute in Japan, where she is responsible for organizing and co-ordinating the Global Health Summit, the international framework for promoting developed countries’ efforts in the field of global health. A founding member of the Health Policy Institute in 2003–04, she left to serve in various capacities at the Kabul office of Japan’s Association for Aid and Relief and then to manage policy agenda formulation channels for Asian countries at the World Economic Forum. From 2000 to 2002 she worked for McKinsey and Company. Ms. Tsubouchi holds a BA from the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University and a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning.
June Webber is the director of international policy and development and director of corporate strategies at the Canadian Nurses Association. She is responsible for leading CNA’s goal of advancing health policy and development in Canada and abroad to support global health and equity, and for guiding the association’s corporate planning and governance framework. She has extensive experience in international development and health, and has worked passionately to support nurse leaders in resource-poor countries to strengthen nursing and health systems for improved health outcomes. At CNA, she has led a variety of initiatives such as articulating a social justice mandate for CNA, supporting Canadian nurses in setting goals for enhanced collaboration internationally and improving international HIV and AIDS networking. Dr. Webber holds a PhD in sociology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
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