Tagged: Conflict Of Interest

BLOG: What Latest Global Fund Drama Reveals About Their Leadership

Five points that expose the massive mistakes the Global Fund leadership has made and continues to make as the partnership with alcohol industry giant Heineken is still not terminated…

BLOG: I Call Time’s Up: Matt Damon Partners With Big Alcohol To Benefit “The Ladies”

“Buy a lady a drink” is a perfect PR move to disguise all the negative impact of alcohol production and use. It legitimizes the questionable activities of alcohol producers. It also calls into question the seriousness and ultimate commitment to lasting change by philanthropists like Matt Damon…

REPORT: Can Public Health Reconcile Profits And Pandemics?

Public health’s terms of engagement with unhealthy commodity industries (alcohol, tobacco and ultra-processed food and drinks) have become increasingly contested in policy and research. The researchers sought to identify approaches that could attract consensus support within and across policy domains…

REPORT: Healthy People And Healthy Profits? Elaborating Conceptual Framework For Governing Commercial Determinants Of NCDs

The problems inherent in primary prevention of NCDs have received relatively little attention from international organizations, national governments and civil society; governing determinants of risk frequently brings public health into conflict with the interests of profit-driven food, beverage, alcohol and tobacco industries.
In this paper, the researchers argue that mechanisms to control the commercial determinants of NCDs are inadequate and efforts at remedial action too limited. The paper sets out an agenda to strengthen each of the three governance models. The researchers identify reforms that will be needed to the global health architecture to govern NCD risks, including to strengthen its ability to consolidate the collective power of diverse stakeholders, its authority to develop and enforce clear measures to address risks, as well as establish monitoring and rights-based accountability systems across all actors to drive measurable, equitable and sustainable progress in reducing the global burden of NCDs…

OPEN LETTER: Civil Society Calls For Protection Of WHO From Undue Influence

Open Letter to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization
Re: Conflict of interest safeguards far too weak to protect WHO from influence of regulated industries (the case of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)…

PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society: NO To Corporate Capture Of WHO

At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, IOGT International and other civil society organizations have expressed their concerns about the proposed Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA). Together they issued a press release and statement that was addressed to the Member States of the WHO…

NEWS: Civil Society: No To Corporate Capture of WHO

At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, IOGT International together with other civil society organizations (CSOs) has voiced grave concerns about the current Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA). Together the more than 60 CSOs issued a press release and statement that was addressed to the Member States of the WHO. Civil society fears corporate capture of WHO and undermining of public health policy norms in the future…