Global Advocacy - WHO

Global Advocacy - WHO

Information dated: 2015

Zafar Mirza Coordinator

Department of Public Health,

Innovation and Intellectual Property

Policy coherence in trade and health for human development

The WHO work in the area of trade aims to achieve greater policy coherence between trade and health policy, so that international trade and trade rules maximize health benefits and minimize health risks, especially for poor and vulnerable populations. It explores the intersection between the framing of national public health policies and the need to comply with international trade agreements, focusing on the opportunities to design policies that minimize possible conflicts between trade and health, and that maximize mutual benefits.

For more information: http://www.who.int/phi/implementation/trade/en/index.html