Interview with Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Health Policy Watch, on Global Health

On 7 February 2020, we held a kick-off event that brought together actors and players from International Geneva. We presented our vision for the media, as well as discuss the five key themes which will be covered daily by our newsroom: Climate, Technology, Sustainable Business and Finance, Peace and Humanitarian, and Global Health. We interviewed thought-leaders to give us their perspective on one of these themes.

Dr. Carolyn Deere Birkbeck is a Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre, where she conducts research on the politics and governance of global trade, environment, sustainable development and intellectual property. She shared her views on how the Global Health sector in Geneva is covered by the media.

“[Geneva Solutions] helps to connect different topic areas: between health and climate, or health and humanitarian issues, or health and security issues, or health and development issues. So hopefully [it] is a way that we can harness the diverse experiences in Genève internationale.”

Dr. Deere Birkbeck is the founder and Board Chair of Global Policy Reporting, a Geneva-based non-profit organisation dedicated to open access, independent and professional news reporting, which houses Intellectual Property Watch (launched in 2004) and Health Policy Watch (launched in 2019).  In 2019, she was awarded a joint Associate Fellowship of Chatham House’s Global Economy and Finance departments and its Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, where her work focuses on a forward-looking agenda on trade and sustainability. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford's Global Economic Governance Programme.

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