WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based
Dr Fisher, coordinating editor for the WHO eBook on the social determinants of health approach will discuss how the reframing, reorienting and recalibrating of the dental professional workforce education could open new and innovative strategies, approaches and platforms for communication and interaction across oral health / dental policy, education and practice.
Julian is an experienced policy advisor based at Medical School Hannover, Germany specialising in public health policy and systems research, and transformative health workforce education.He is currently a member of the WHO Technical Working Group developing a Global Evaluation Toolkit for health workforce education and training, Consultant to the United Nations Environmental Programme Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.He has accumulated work experience in a diverse range of professional environments and geographical locations, covering Europe, Tanzania, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Falkland Islands and Antarctica within various sectors and organizations, including international public health policy and advocacy, health profession (federation) management, undergraduate and post graduate education, both classroom and web based.
During the UNEP INC meetings, Julian coordinated with governments, intergovernmental organizations IGOs (WHO, UNEP) and nongovernmental organizationsNGOs, on the use and future use of dental restorative materials.
This work contributed to the 2012 International Association for Dental Research innovation conference that established a multi-stakeholder global research agenda for dental restorative materials.
He is experienced in environmental policy negotiation and implementation at Member States level through work with the UNEP Interim Secretariat for the Minamata Convention.
As Campaign leader for the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Campaign, actively contributed in the development of the WHPA joint statement on non-communicable diseases and social determinants of health, delivering interventions on behalf of WHPA at the WHO Executive Board and World Health Assembly in 2011 and 2012.
HE coordinated the inter-professional team that delivered WHPA NCD advocacy toolkit and health improvement card.
Dr Julian Fisher of FDI, representing WHPA, presented an intervention which commended WHO and member states on the UN high level meeting on NCDs and the adopted Political Declaration, but noted that WHPA has concerns.