“Exploring Global Health in the Arctic”

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Date(s) - 22/01/2018 - 23/01/2018
11:30 - 16:00

Faculty of Health Sciences, The Arctic University of Norway


The symposium aims to advance the value of solidarity upon which the University of Tromsø is based. We hope to spur national debate in the field by discussing global health initiatives springing out of Tromsø’s academic and professional community, and the aspect of solidarity in responses to global health challenges driven by conflict, migration and neoliberal practices across the world.

We are very pleased to confirm that two distinguished guest speakers graciously have offered to give their input to the debate (see short bios further down):

  • Dr. Paul Farmer, who will discuss the tension between human rights approaches and commercialization of health
  • Dr. Nils Daulaire, who will discuss options for Norwegian global health support in policy and practice in the light of USA’s change of course as an influential global health actor

The programme further includes presentations and debates under the following headlines:

  • Solidarity in health – “Folk-til-folk” (People-to-people) collaboration in practice in north and south
  • Social movements: Successful mechanisms to stop austerity measures in health care services
  • Migrants and indigenous people: minority health care and structural challenges

The full symposium programme will be issued early December 2017, but you are already invited to register for the event.  Continue to registration here.

Please note that hotel rooms should be booked early due to other events scheduled in Tromsø in January (Arctic Frontiers and Tromsø International Film Festival).

The symposium starts at lunch time Monday 22 January.

Follow information about the symposium on the web page of Centre for Arctic and Global Health and on Facebook.