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Bibliography: Role of Science in Advancing Global Health Diplomacy, November 2008

Access bibliography from the November 2008 Role of Science in Advancing Global Health Diplomacy event held at Georgetown University.

Overview Articles

  1. Foreign policy and global public health: Working together towards common goals. Margaret Chan, Jonas Store, Bernard Kouchner, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 86 (7): 498, 2008. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/7/08-056002/en/index.html
  2. Why rich countries should care about the world’s least healthy people. Lawrence O. Gostin, JAMA, 298: 89-92, 2007. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/298/1/89
  3. Reflections on the revolution in health and foreign policy. David P. Fidler, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85: 243-244, 2007. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/3/07-041087/en/index.html
  4. Global health diplomacy: The need for new perspectives, strategic approaches and skills in global health. Ilona Kickbusch, Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Paulo Buss, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85: 230-232, 2007. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/3/06-039222/en/index.html
  5. CSIS Commission on Smart Power: A Smarter, More Secure America. Richard L. Armitage, Joseph Nye, Jr. http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/071106_csissmartpowerreport.pdf [PDF]
  6. The challenge of global health. Laurie Garrett, Foreign Affairs, 86: 14-38, 2007. http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20070101faessay86103/laurie-garrett/the-challenge-of-global-health.html
  7. Architecture amidst anarchy: Global health’s quest for governance. David P. Fidler, Global Health Governance, 1(1), 2007.
  8. Medicine as currency for peace through global health diplomacy. William H. Frist, Yale Law and Policy Review, 26: 209, 2007. http://www.yale.edu/ylpr/pdfs/Frist.pdf [PDF]
  9. Meeting the survival needs of the world’s least healthy people: A proposed model for global health governance. Lawrence O. Gostin, JAMA, 298: 225-228, 2007. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/298/2/225.pdf [PDF]
  10. Health as an instrument of foreign policy. Richard Horton, Lancet 369: 806-807, 2007.
  11. Global health jurisprudence: A time of reckoning. David P. Fidler,Georgetown Law Journal, 96: 393, 2008.
  12. Normative foundations of global health law. Jennifer Prah Ruger, Georgetown Law Journal, 96: 423, 2008.
  13. Health and Foreign Policy: A Conceptual Overview. David P. Fidler, London: Nuffield Trust; 2005.
  14. Global health diplomacy: Training across disciplines. Ilona Kickbusch, Thomas E Novotny, Nico Drager, Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Santiago Alcazar, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85: 971-973, 2007. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/12/07-045856/en/index.html
  15. US Department of Health and Human Services: A need for global health leadership in preparedness and health diplomacy. Thomas E Novotny, American Journal of Public Health, 96: 11, 2006. http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/extract/96/1/11
  16. Global health diplomacy: A call for a new field of teaching and research. Thomas E. Novotny, V. Adams, San Francisco Medical Society, 2008.
  17. Making health a priority of US foreign policy. Daniel M. Fox, Joran S. Kassalow, American Journal of Public Health, 91(10): 1554-1556, 2001.
  18. The expanding global health agenda: A welcome development. Anthony S. Fauci, Nature Medicine, 33: 10, 2007. http://www.nature.com/focus/Lasker/2007/pdf/CR-Fauci.pdf [PDF]
  19. The Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization. Torsten Wiesel, Science, 315: 39, 2007. http://www.scienceonline.org/cgi/reprint/sci;315/5808/39c.pdf [PDF]
  20. The possibilities for the health sector to actively contribute to peace processes. Caecilie Buhmann, Danish Medical Bulletin, 54: 60-61, 2007.
  21. Health and peace: An opportunity to join forces. Antohny B. Zwi, Richard Garfield, Edbert Sondorp, Lancet, 358: 1183-1184, 2001.
  22. Peace through health I: Development & use of a working model. Neil Arya, Medicine, Conflict & Survival, 20: 242257, 2004.
  23. Peace Through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World. Neil Arya, Joanna Santa Barbara, eds., West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Publishers; 2008.
  24. Health diplomacy: A prescription for peace. Susan J. Blumenthal, Elise Schlissel, Huffingtonpost.com.
  25. Hate your policies, love your institutions. John Waterbury, Foreign Affairs, 82, 2003.
  26. Promoting peace through science. Editorial, Nature Immunology, 8: 895, 2007. http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/v8/n9/pdf/ni0907-895.pdf [PDF]
  27. Global health law: A definition and grand challenges. Lawrence O. Gostin, Allyn L. Taylor, Public Health Ethics 1: 53-63, 2008. http://phe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/1/1/53
  28. Global governance, international health law and WHO: Looking towards the future. Allyn L. Taylor, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 80: 975-980, 2002. http://www.who.int/bulletin/archives/80(12)975.pdf [PDF]
  29. International Law and the International Legislative Process: A Case Study of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Allyn L. Taylor, Douglas W. Bettcher, Richard Peck, In: Global Public Goods For Health: Health Economic and Public Health Perspectives, Richard Smith, Robert Beaglehole, David Woodward, Nick Drager, eds., Oxford University Press; 2003. http://tinyurl.com/55azto
  30. Creating a committee C of the World Health Assembly. Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Don Matheson, Ilona Kickbusch, Lancet, 371: 1483-1486, 2008. http://tinyurl.com/66vwoo [PDF]
  31. Coordination and accountability in the World Health Assembly—authors’ reply. Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Ilona Kickbusch, Lancet, 372: 806, 2008. http://tinyurl.com/5fhy3z [PDF]
  32. Editorial: Global functions at the World Health Organization. Jennifer Prah Ruger & Derek Yach, BMJ, 330: 1099-1100, 2005. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/330/7500/1099
  33. Exploring the opportunities and constraints for health arising from globalization. Derek Yach, Globalization and Health, 1: 2, 2005.  [PDF]
  34. The globalization of public health, I: Threats and opportunities. Derek Yach, Douglas Bettcher, American Journal of Public Health, 88: 735-738, 1998. http://www.ajph.org/cgi/reprint/88/5/735
  35. Globalization of public health, II: The convergence of self-interest and altruism. Derek Yach, Douglas Bettcher, American Journal of Public Health, 88: 738-741, 1998. http://www.ajph.org/cgi/reprint/88/5/738
  36. Moral Imagination: The Missing Component in Global Health. Solomon R. Benatar, Public Library of Science Medicine, 2: e400, 2005.
  37. Challenges for Global Health in the 21st Century: Some Upstream Considerations. Gopal Sreenivasan, Solomon R. Benatar, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 27: 3-11, 2006.
  38. Global health diplomacy–a bridge to innovative collaborative action. Thomas E. Novotny, Ilona Kickbusch, Hannah Leslie, Vincanne Adams, Global Forum Update on Research for Health, 5: 41-45.http://tinyurl.com/54v3wg [PDF]

Human Rights/Humanitarian Aid

  1. Globalization and social determinants of health: Promoting health equity in global governance. (Pt. 3 of 3). Ronald Labonté, Ted Schrecker, Globalization and Health, 3: 7, 2007. http://www.globalizationandhealth.com/content/3/1/7
  2. Employing health rights for global justice: The promise of public health in response to the insalubrious ramifications of globalization. Benjamin Mason Meier, Cornell International Law Journal, 39: 711, 2006.
  3. The value of a human rights perspective in health and foreign policy. Mary Robinson, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85: 241-242, 2007. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/3/07-040287.pdf [PDF]
  4. What does social justice require for the public’s health? Public health ethics and policy imperatives. Lawrence O. Gostin, Madison Powers, Health Affairs, 25: 1053-1060, 2006. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/25/4/1053
  5. Health impact assessment, human rights and global public policy: A critical appraisal. Alex Scott-Samuel, Eileen O’Keefe, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85: 212-217, 2007. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/3/06-037069.pdf [PDF]
  6. Health and foreign policy in question: The case of humanitarian action. Michel Thieren, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85: 218-224, 2007. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/3/06-038273.pdf [PDF]
  7. Global Health Ethics: The Rationale for Mutual Caring. Solomon R. Benatar, Abdallah S. Daar, Peter A. Singer, International Affairs, 79: 107-138, 2003.
  8. Global Disparities in Health and Human Rights: A Critical Commentary. Solomon R. Benatar, American Journal of Public Health, 88: 295-300, 1998.


  1. New Threats and Old Laws. David P. Fidler, Institute of Medicine Annual Meeting, October 28, 2003. http://www.iom.edu/Object.File/Master/16/255/AM2003FIDLER.pdf [PDF]
  2. Global governance and public health security in the 21st century. Thomas E. Novotny, California Western International Law Journal, 38: 19, 2007.
  3. From international sanitary conventions to global health security: The new international health regulations. David P. Fidler, Chinese Journal of International Law, 4: 325-392, 2005.
  4. Globalization of health insecurity: The World Health Organization and the new international health regulations. Obijiofor Aginam, Medicine and Law, 25: 663-672, 2006.
  5. Health as foreign policy: Between principle and power. David P. Fidler, Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 6: 179-194, 2005.
  6. Failed states, countries in crisis and global security: How health can contribute to a safer world. Gro Harlem Brundtland, WHO Director-General, Speech on Sepember 22, 2002.
  7. Health security as a public health concept: A critical analysis. William Aldis, Health Policy and Planning, 23: 369375, 2008. http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/23/6/369
  8. Health security or health diplomacy? Moving beyond semantic analysis to strengthen health systems and global cooperation. Katherine Bond, Health Policy and Planning, 23: 376-378, 2008. http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/short/23/6/376
  9. The revised international health regulations: A framework for global health security. Max Hardiman, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 21: 207-211, 2003.
  10. Meeting Threats to Global Health: A Call for American Leadership. Solomon R. Benatar, Renee C. Fox, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 48: 344-61, 2005.


  1. Policy, trade and health: At the cutting edge of global health diplomacy. Nick Drager, David Fidler, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85: 161-244, 2007. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/3/07-041079/en.
  2. Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property. Sixty-First World Health Assembly, May 24, 2008. http://www.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/A61/A61_9-en.pdf [PDF]
  3. WTO rules for agriculture compatible with development. 2007.
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations commodity market review. 2007-2008.
  5. FAO: Nations trade reforms and food security; country case studies and synthesis. 2006.
  6. Invited editorial: Food companies and nutrition for better health. Derek Yach, Public Health and Nutrition, 11: 109-111, 2008.

Case Studies

  1. Global health goals: Lessons from the worldwide effort to eradicate poliomyelitis. R. Bruce Aylward, Arnab Acharya, Sarah England, Mary Agocs, Jennifer Linkins, Lancet, 362: 909-914, 2003.
  2. The Initiative for Health Diplomacy in the Americas: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fact sheet. http://www.hhs.gov/news/facts/healthdiplomacy.html
  3. Health diplomacy in action: Helping Iraq rebuild its mental health system. Charles Curie, Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 1: 109-116, 2006.
  4. U.S. health diplomacy advances social justice in Central America, providing better health care for the poor focus of U.S.-backed projects. Eric Green, America.Gov, 2007. http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-english/2007/March/200703281104591xeneerg0.1764948.html
  5. Comparing global influence: China’s and U.S. diplomacy, foreign aid, trade, and investment in the developing world. Congressional Research Service, 2008. http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34620_20080815.pdf [PDF]
  6. Agreement on foreign health policy objectives. Adopted by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs in Berne, Switzerland, on October 9, 2006. http://www.bag.admin.ch/international
  7. A call for a strategic U.S. approach to the global food crisis: A report of the CSIS Task Force on the Global Food Crisis. http://www.csis.org/index.php?option=com_csis_pubs&task=view&id=4708
  8. Health is global: Proposals for a UK Government-wide strategy. Liam Donaldson, Lancet, 369: 857-861, 2007.
  9. Canada’s foreign policy and health, toward policy coherence. Prepared for the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, Chantal Blouin, John Foster, Ronald Labonte, 2002.
  10. The Abuja Declaration and the plan of action: An extract from the African Summit on Roll Back Malaria, Abuja, 25 April 2000. WHO/CDS/RBM/2000.17.http://rbm.who.int/docs/abuja_declaration.pdf [PDF]
  11. Health imperatives in foreign policy: The case of Malaysia. Simon Barraclough, Kai-Lit Phua, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85: 225-229, 2007. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/3/06-037119.pdf [PDF]
  12. Health diplomacy through collaboration and a story of hope in tsunami-ravaged Banda Aceh, Indonesia: A U.S. Public Health Service nurse officer perspective. Thomas Pryor, Military Medicine, 171(10): 44, 2006.
  13. Health diplomacy: Winning hearts and minds through the use of health interventions. William Vanderwagen, Military Medicine, 171(10): 3, 2006.
  14. The emerging role of preventive medicine in health diplomacy after the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. James D. Mancuso, E. Owen Price, Davis F. West, Military Medicine, 173(2): 113-118, 2008.
  15. Africa in the 21st Century: Can Despair Be Turned to Hope? Dorothy E. Logie, Solomon R. Benatar, British Medical Journal, 315, 1997.
  16. War, or Peace & Development: South Africa's Message for Global Peace & Security. Solomon R. Benatar, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 13: 125-134, 1997.
  17. WHO Report 1996: Some Millennial Challenges. Solomon R. Benatar, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians, 31: 456-457, 1997.


  1. Bioethical implications of globalization: An international consortium project of the European Commission. Thomas E. Novotny, Emilio Mordini, Ruth Chadwick, J. Martin Pedersen, Fabrizio Fabbri, Reidar Lie, Natapong Thanachaiboot, Elias Mossialos, Govin Permanand, PLoS Medicine, 3(2): e43, 2006.
  2. Gender Politics, Gender Paradox: Establishing and Implementing Global Standards for the Promotion and Protection of Women's Health. David P. Fidler, Emory International Law Review 2008 Conference on World Law and World Health Keynote Address, 2008.
  3. Influenza virus samples, international law, and global health diplomacy. David P. Fidler, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14: 88-94, 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/14/1/88.htm
  4. Sharing H5N1 viruses to stop a global influenza pandemic. Laurie Garrett, David Fidler, PLoS Medicine, 4: 17121714, 2007.
  5. Tobacco industry issues management organizations: Creating a global corporate network to undermine public health. Patricia A. McDaniel, Gina Intinarelli, Ruth E Malone, Globalization and Health, 4: 2, 2008. http://www.globalizationandhealth.com/content/4/1/2
  6. The ‘tobacco wars’—global litigation strategies. Lawrence O. Gostin, JAMA, 298: 2537-2539, 2007. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/298/21/2537
  7. Germs, governance, and global public health in the wake of SARS. David P. Fidler, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 113: 799-804, 2004. http://www.jci.org/articles/view/21328#sd
  8. Origins of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Ruth Roemer, Allyn Taylor, Jean Lariviere, American Journal of Public Health, 95: 936-938, 2005. http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/full/95/6/936.
  9. European perspectives on global health—a policy glossary. Llona Kichbusch, Graham Lister, European Foundation Centre, 2006.
  10. A WHO code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel. Manuel Dayrit, Allyn Taylor, Jean Yan, Jean-Marc Braichet, Pascal Zurn, Esther Shainblum, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 86: 739, 2008. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/10/08-058578.pdf [PDF]
  11. Grand challenges in chronic non-communicable diseases. Abdallah S. Daar, Peter A. Singer, Deepa Leah Persad, Stig K. Pramming, David R. Matthews, Robert Beaglehole, Alan Bernstein, Leszek K. Borysiewicz, Stephen Colagiuri, Nirmal Ganguly, Roger I. Glass, Diane T. Finegood, Jeffrey Koplan, Elizabeth G. Nabel, George Sarna, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Richard Smith, Derek Yach, John Bell, Nature, 450: 494-496, 2007. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v450/n7169/pdf/450494a.pdf [PDF]
  12. Technological and social innovation: A unifying new paradigm for global health. Charles A. Gardner, Tara Acharya, Derek Yach, Health Affairs, 26: 1052-1061, 2007. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/reprint/26/4/1052
  13. Leadership and Governance Challenges for Global Health and Aging. Derek Yach, In: Global Health and Global Aging, Mary Robinson, Clarence Pearson, Robert Butler eds., Jossey-Bass; 2007. http://books.google.com/books?id=NE5FA6sueEgC&pg=PA47&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=0_0
  14. Epidemiologic and economic consequences of the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Derek Yach, David Stuckler, Kelly D. Brownell, Nature Medicine, 12: 62-66, 2006. http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v12/n1/pdf/nm0106-62.pdf [PDF]
  15. Rising to the global challenge of the chronic disease epidemic. Lois Quama, Richard Smith, Derek Yach, Lancet. 368: 1221-1223, 2006. http://tinyurl.com/62wdcq
  16. The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Implications for the global epidemics of food-related deaths and disease. Derek Yach, Corinna Hawkes, JoAnne E. Epping-Jordan, Sarah Galbraith, Journal of Public Health Policy, 24: 274-290, 2004.
  17. Prospects for Global Health: Lessons from Tuberculosis. Solomon R. Benatar, Thorax, 50: 489-491, 1995.
  18. Millennial Challenges for Medicine & Modernity. Solomon R. Benatar, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians, 32: 160-5, 1998.
  19. The Coming Catastrophe in International Health: An Analogy with Lung Cancer. Solomon R. Benatar, International Journal, LV1, 611-31, 2001.

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