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    Dr. Gro Brundtland on the Importance of Public Health to Global Wellbeing

    My Comment: I was wondering why Michael Repacholi is now attacking Gro Brundtland (last message), after all she is no longer that pesky WHO head talking about how mobile phones make her ill. As the following illustrates, however, Dr. Brundtland is not retiring into obscurity but coming out speaking on the importance of public health to global wellbeing. God Forbid! She may even bring up the topic of the safety of mobile phones and even mention that blasphemous word ‘electrosensitive’. As always Repacholi is just doing his paymasters bidding.



    From Magda Havas:

    Former WHO leader to launch health school at one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities.


    Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland.Former World Health Organization Director-General and Prime Minister of Norway Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland (right) will be on campus next Thursday, April 19, to help launch the University of Waterloo’s new School of Public Health and Health Systems.

    A world leader in public Health, Dr. Brundtland began her career as a physician before getting involved in politics, serving as minister for environmental affairs, and later as Prime Minister of Norway for three terms in the 1980s. She became Director-General of the WHO in 1998 and chaired the World Commission of Environment and Development, known widely as the Brundtland Commission. She now sits as one of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights.

    Dr. Brundtland will be delivering a keynote address entitled “The Importance of Public Health to Global Wellbeing” at the Thursday launch event, which takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities. Registration is required and event details are available online.

    The new School of Public Health and Health Systems, which received Senate approval in May of last year, aims to establish the university as a world leader in public health training, research, and analysis by working with provincial, national, and international partners to produce relevant and creative research to solve health challenges, while training a new generation of public health professionals. The school, formerly the Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, is part of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

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