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Health issues have attracted the attention of IFRI: dynamics of epidemics, resilience of health systems, role of states, international organizations and NGOs.

Environmental issues are intimately linked to health issues, as well as the evolution of energy consumption policies and regulation. Climate issues are increasingly present in the international debate, as testify the Paris Conference in 2015.

By: Béatrice BIANCHI

In December 2013 the first Ebola cases surfaced in Guéckedou district, near the Liberian and Sierra Leon borders in the Forest Region of Guinea. The outbreak quickly spread from Forest Guinea to the rest of the country and, through the borders, to neighbouring countries. It took three...

By: Camille NIAUFRE

On December 13, 2013, in response to an Interpol initiative, the first ever African Conference on pharmaceutical crime was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Its final communiqué declared the intention of 20 countries to reinforce the struggle against the production of counterfeit drugs.


The European Councils of March 2007 and October 2014 have defined the major guidelines of the European climate policy for the 2010-2020 and 2020-2030 decades. These commitments have then been used as negotiation roadmaps for two major conferences on climate held under the United-Nations...


At times of TTIP negotiations, the American food industry frightens the Europeans. Having elaborated marketing practices and also unhealthy foodstuffs, it is largely kept responsible for obesity epidemic which strikes the United States since the 1980s. however, the American civil society...

Thursday 20 November 2008
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Where are we now in the fight against the avian influenza (AI) pandemic? While the disease is not making the headlines as it used to, the fight continues, both on the ground and in specialised institutional circles. The second study of Ifri"s Health&Environment programme<...>

Friday 26 September 2008
from 09:00 to 18:15 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Through the bringing together of experts from the health and the environment field, "Impacting health, the environment and global governance. The challenges of taking a security approach." will stimulate a high level and interdisciplinary debate on the potential impacts of...

Tuesday 16 September 2008
from 10:00 to 12:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

How should we manage cases of transborder industrial pollution? The results of the first case study of the Health&Environment programme will be presented during a closed discussion seminar, with Pr. Bernard Barraqué as a discussant (AgroParisTech - ENGREF).

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