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 [email protected].
Collection of your personal data
The personal data we collect and hold is:
Contact details (email addresses, home/work addresses, phone numbers that are provided by the user)
In some cases, we might have a record if you have attended one of our events or participated in one of our panels
Use of your personal data
We consider the purposes for the processing to be business purposes. This includes the continued business of the APPG on Global Health to inform and engage Parliamentarians with global health issues. We consider the lawful basis to be:
The processing is necessary for Parliamentary functions
You have consented to the use of your personal data for mailing list purposes
Storage and retention of your personal data
The retention period for the collection of this personal data is for as long as it is required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, after which the personal data will be disposed of securely.
Disclosure and security of your personal data
We will not disclose your personal data to third parties.
Who will my data be shared with?
For the purposes of this policy, your personal data may be shared internally, for example with those that provide the Secretariat, staff of the UK Parliament, Members of Parliament, and Peers.
Where will my data be stored?
Your personal data is stored in the UK, however we (or processors acting on our behalf, such as Microsoft or Mailchimp, used in sending mailouts) may also store or process your personal data in countries outside the European Economic Area. This occurs only where we are assured of the security of the data. We have put in place technical and organisational security measures to minimise the possibility of the loss or unauthorised access of your personal data.
We will ensure you can exercise your rights in relation to the personal data you provide to us. If you have any questions please contact us on: [email protected]
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.