Global Health Watch

Global Health Watch 6: Launches


  1. Special Event (BE003) at Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok, Thailand
    Date: 28 January 2023
    Time: 13:20 – 13:40 hrs.BKK time
    Venue: Special Events Area
    Moderator: Matheus Falcao

    Introduction: Fran Baum
    Overview of GHW 6: Ron Labonte
    Focus on climate crisis, extractivism and ecological justice: Erika Arteaga and Rihannon Osborne
    Guest comments: Vivian Camacho
  2. 23 November, 2022: Physical launch in Toronto, Canada during Canadian Conference on Global Health


  • Blessing Nkennor
  • Raphael Lencucha
  • Ronald Labonte
  • Sulakshana Nandi

Details here:

2. 22 November, 2022: Physical launch in Brazil

Details here: (session is at 15.00, title is SE07 – SAÚDE GLOBAL NAS SOMBRAS DA PANDEMIA DE COVID-19)

3. 22 November, 2022: Physical launch in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date: 22nd November

Time: 10.00 am

Venue: Nagarodaya Center, Colombo


  • Prof. Manuj Weerasinghe, South Asian Coordinator, PHM
  • Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, Chairman, Sarvodaya Shramdana Movement


  • Menu De Silva
  • Srimal Peiris


4. 22 September, 2022: Physical launch in Adelaide, Australia

Time: 1pm -1.30pm

Venue: Halls F & G, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

Chair: Fran Baum, Advisory Council member, People’s Health Movement


  • Deb Gleeson, Associate Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • Sharon Friel, Director, Planetary Health Equity Hothouse, Australian National University

Copies of the book will be on sale.

5. 27 April, 2022: Physical and Virtual (hybrid) Launch in Madrid, Spain

Time: 6.30 PM CEST / 4.30 PM UTC

Venue: Staggered Classroom, School of Labor Relations, C. de San Bernardo, 49, 28015 Madrid, Spain

Interpretations in English, español, français, عربى


  • Roman Vega, Global Coordinator of PHM, Colombia
  • Manuel Espinel, Professor of Sociology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Ronald Labonte, Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa and GHW6 co-editor, Canada
  • Sulakshana Nandi, Health Researcher & PHM health systems circle co-coordinator, India
  • Susana Barria, People’s Health Movement
  • Amulya Nidhi,National co-convenor, PHM India, India
  • Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Professor of Global Development Studies, University of Toronto & PHM Canada

You can watch video recording of the event here: English español français عربى

More details here

6. 24 May, 2022: Physical Launch in Geneva, Switzerland

Time: 6.30 PM CEST

Venue: Zazi Sadou, Maison Internationale des Associations,

Rue des Savoises 15, 1205 Genève, Switzerland

Interpretation in English and French


  • Roman Vega, People’s Health Movement (PHM)
  • K M Gopakumar, Third World Network
  • Dian Blandina, PHM
  • Kumanan Rasanathan, World Health Organisation

Chair: Lauren Paremoer, PHM

7. 30 May, 2022: Virtual launch organised by PHM UK, Health Poverty Action and MedAct

Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM BST


  • Dr Chiara Bodini, co-editor of GHW
  • Members of the Medact Research Network: Roman Gnaegi, Catia Confortini and Michael Orgel
  • Dr Annabel Sowemimo, sexual and reproductive health doctor and founder of Decolonising Contraception
  • Dr Lauren Paremoer, senior lecturer in the Political Studies Department at the University of Cape Town and member of PHM South Africa
  • Rhiannon Osborne, medical student, organiser with Health for a Green New Deal and Stop Cambo, and member of People’s Health Movement UK

More details here.

8. 31 May, 2022: Virtual launch by PHM Australia, Menzies Centre for Health Governance and RegNet 

Time: 12.30 PM AEST


  • Erika Arteaga Cruz, Co-coordinator, Ecosystem and Health circle of PHM and member, Latinamerican Social Medicine Association.
  • Ronald Labonté,Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity; and Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa.
  • Brid Brennan, Co-ordinator, Corporate Power Project at The Transnational Institute (TNI) within the Economic Justice Programme
  • Susana Barria, researcher and campaigner on issues of health equity and economic justice. She is the Health Equity Coordinator at Public Services International (PSI)

Moderator: Belinda Townsend, Deputy Directory of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance and Fellow at RegNet, Australian National University (ANU)