Why the Netherlands should step up its global health ambitions
On 18 May 2017, the Dutch government representatives were invited to attend the G20 discussion on Global Health. In 2018, the Netherlands will host major international conferences on HIV-AIDS and tuberculosis.
Frank Cobelens, Chairman of AIGHD’s Executive Board, contributed to this Clingendael report on Global Health which affirms the rationale for adopting global health as a renewed Dutch foreign policy objective and for increasing Dutch engagement. It argues that delivering on the agenda is important for Dutch life sciences and for health and economic interests. It recommends an overarching approach, enhancing the objectives by seeking to utilize Dutch expertise and shifting gears towards coherent policy which transcends specific sectoral interests.