What is global health?
At a time of rapid globalization and growing instability, global health is emerging as an important concept and has been adopted as a key policy theme by the UK Government.
It recognises that:
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health
The APPG on Global Health focusses on the underlying, cross-cutting health issues which affect us all wherever we live.
Through research and regular events, we offer recommendations and advice to Parliament and the Government on key policies impacting health in the UK and overseas.
We are led by our members, but also supported by academic institutions, the Lancet and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Together, these allow us to connect the interest, impact and knowledge of parliamentarians with the expertise and experience of the wider global health community.
Our activities come under three main categories:
Conducting evidence based reviews on topical global health issues
Hosting high-profile events, often with other APPGs or external partners
Providing ad-hoc briefings to our members on emerging global health issues
To find out about the group's current priorities and see our previous work, visit the reports page. To stay up to date with our events and other outputs, please sign up to our mailing list by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Health is interdependent and interconnected – it is no longer possible to separate health issues in the UK from health issues abroad. We increasingly rely on the same groups of workers and technologies and face the same environmental and epidemiological threats.
The government policies that most affect health are not always its health policies – other policies have enormous impact on health determinants and solutions and cross-sectoral collaboration on global health is critical.