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Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation


To organise seminars, conferences and courses on th political, social, economic and cultural issues facing the Third World.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation was established in 1962 in memory of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. The purpose of the Foundation is to organise seminars, conferences and workshops on political, social, economic and cultural issues facing the third world. The Foundation is an operating and not a grant-making foundation and its work programmes are carried out under its own auspices.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation has since the 1970s had health in general as the priority area, and in particular public health, primary health care, and pharmaceutical policy development. This is also reflected in several issues of the Foundation's journal Development Dialogue (for example 1985:2, 1995:1).

In December 2000, the People's Health Assembly (PHA) was organised at Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Savar, Bangladesh. This big event with about 1,300 participants from 90 countries was organised by eight non-governmental organisations, among them the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Follow-up activities to the PHA are channelled through the People's Health Movement (PHM). The Secretariat has just moved to Bangalore, India, and is managed by Dr Ravi Narayan at the Community Health Cell, e-mail address:

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