Partners In Practice & Global Doctors host a seminar: Global Health and Primary Care: Reports from the field and how to get involved in Aarhus University on Monday 2 February 2015 at 17.00-20.00.
Per Kallestrup Associate Professor, Aarhus University
I am a Medical Doctor, Specialist of Family Medicine and work part-time in a large 8-partner-practice close to Aarhus, Denmark. I am Co-Director of Center for Global Health at Aarhus University (GloHAU) focusing on the contribution of Primary Health Care to Global Health through research and education. Furthermore, I am Chairman of “Partners in Practice” an International Development Programme of the Danish College of General Practitioners devoted to fostering development of Primary Health Care worldwide through established partnerships facilitating consultancies, expertise and skills transfer services.
Recent posts by Per
Why health is imperative as a foundation of Danish development assistance.
In early 2000s, WHO documented that an investment in health brings growth and development. At the same time, the Danish development policy turned its focus on economic growth. Investment in health as foundation for development was not recognized and the role of health in the Danish development cooperation started diminishing. The new Danish strategy of 2012 introduced a rights-based approach but the fundamental role of health is still not recognized. Health is a fundamental human right and a foundation for realization of other human rights.