Global health diplomacy: how foreign policy can influence health

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 10 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3154
  1. Ilona Kickbusch, director
  1. 1Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International Studies, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
  1. kickbusch{at}
  • Accepted 18 April 2011


Ilona Kickbusch argues that public health experts need to work with diplomats in order to achieve global health goals


  • Competing interests: The author has completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form at and declares: no support from any organisation for the submitted work; no financial relationships with any organisations that might have an interest in the submitted work in the previous three years; no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

  • Provenance and peer review: Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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