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  • 1. Experience at the 67th World Health Assembly Geneva, Switzerland May 19-24, 2014 Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University August 13, 2014
  • 2. Origin • MU President Dr. Rajata Rajatanavin’s vision & policy to build internal capacity on global health • Executed by MU Global Health (MUGH) Director Dr. Churnrurtai Kanchanachitra • MUGH provided funding for 67th WHA participation
  • 3. New participants prepped in a 1-week National Workshop on Global Health Diplomacy, cohosted by MoPH, IHPP & MUGH Preparation
  • 4. • Faculty of Public Health – Asst. Prof. Kwanjai Amnatsatsue, Ph.D. (Deputy Dean) • Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital – Pattarawalai Talungchit, M.D. • Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital – Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt, M.D., Ph.D. MU Delegates
  • 5. My Participation
  • 6. • Agenda-based assignments – Global strategy & targets for post-2015 TB • Assisting DDC delegate in writing summary report – Global vaccine action plan • Assisting DDC delegate in polishing draft intervention & writing summary report – F/U on Human Resources for Health • Assisting Praboromarajchanok Institute delegate on polishing draft intervention as SEAR One Voice Statement My Participation
  • 7. Morning Briefs
  • 8. Morning Briefs
  • 9. • Side meeting assignments – Winning the global fight against TB – GAVI Alliance Updates – Framing a global strategy on human resource for health (HRH) My Participation
  • 10. • Delivering Intervention on NCD My Participation
  • 11. “... In my view, something is fundamentally wrong in this world when a corporation can challenge government policies introduced to protect the public from a product that kills.” Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director- General (May 19, 2014 Address to 67th WHA) Address by WHO DG
  • 12. • Emerged Opportunities – Contributing to positioning & draft intervention on electronic voting system for WHO DG election (as IT resource person) My Participation
  • 13. • Emerged Opportunities – Observing interactions in a drafting group on non-state actor involvement in WHO • Witnessed roles & importance of Chair in success or failure of the agenda – Communication & IT support for Thai delegation My Participation
  • 14. • Teamwork & Complementary roles • Upstream & downstream policymaking at global and national levels – Roles of the university & academia • Networking • Information system & data issues present in almost all agenda items Lessons
  • 15. • Department of Community Medicine • Director of Health Policy & Management Center, Ramathibodi • Dean, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital • MUGH Director & Staff • MU President • IHPP & MoPH • All 67th WHA delegates Acknowledgments