Macroeconomics and Health (CMH)

MacroHealth Newsletter

No. 13, April/May 2005

Upcoming Events

  • 58th World Health Assembly: Geneva, Switzerland, 16 – 25 May 2005. Annual meeting of WHO's supreme decision-making body. For more information please visit
  • UN-NGO Consultation in preparation for Millennium +5 Summit: New York, USA, 23 – 24 June 2005. Several thousand NGOs accredited to the UN will gather to give comment on the UN Secretary General’s report for the UN Millennium Summit for heads of state in September 2005.
  • Second High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development: New York, USA, 27 – 28 June 2005. The Dialogue is the major intergovernmental focal point for the follow-up to the Monterrey Conference on Financing for Development. For more information, please visit
  • 2005 ECOSOC High-Level Segment: New York, USA, 29 June – 1 July 2005. The theme for this year's segment is "Achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, as well as implementing the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits: progress made, challenges and opportunities ”. For more information, please visit
  • G8 Summit: Perthshire, Scotland, 6 – 8 July 2005. Yearly conference of G8 members. The UK holds the presidency of the G8 in 2005, and main themes will be Africa and climate change. For more information visit
  • International Health Economics Association 5th World Congress: Investing in Health : Barcelona, Spain, 10 – 13 July 2005. For more information visit
  • 6th International Conference on the Scientific Basic of Health Services: Montreal, Canada, 18 – 20 September 2005. The Conference, whose theme is Improving Health by Advancing Healthcare: Linking Research, Policy and Action echoes the aim of the November 2004 Ministerial Summit on Health Research to promote the practical application of health research in health systems and settings. For more information visit

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