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Expert Panel Discusses Changing Dynamics Of Global Health At Science Forum In Norway

“Basic science plays a critical role in the quest to improve global health, but it’s only one part of a multi-pronged effort that includes changing the dynamics of global health so that developing nations have a more leading role in fulfilling their health care needs,” a panel of experts concluded at the 2012 Kavli Prize Science Forum in Oslo, Norway, held this week, according to a Kavli Foundation press release. “The forum featured four leading international science experts on global health: Rita Colwell, former director of the National Science Foundation, U.S.; Alice Dautry, president of the Institut Pasteur, France; Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, U.S.; and Kiyoshi Kurokawa, chairman of the Health and Global Policy Institute, Japan,” the press release notes, adding, “Moderated by BBC News science correspondent Pallab Ghosh, the discussion also included an opening address by Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg” (9/4). A webcast of the forum is available online from the Kavli Foundation (9/3).

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