Event Date: May 16, 2019
This webinar will provide:
- An overview of the relevant international commitments and developments related to human rights and dementia, including a definition of human rights and human rights violations according to international law.
- Highlight how the World Health Organization (WHO) has integrated, and is addressing, human rights into its Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 and other dementia activities and tools.
- Identify what is meant by a rights-based approach to health, including core principles of a human-rights-based approach to health and social care for dementia.
Stéfanie Fréel, Consultant in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization (WHO)
Stéfanie Fréel is a Consultant in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization (WHO), where she provides technical support to Member States in the areas of dementia policy, health information system strengthening and caregiver support. Prior to joining WHO, Stéfanie spent over three years working for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Toronto, where she led the development of inter-sectoral policies aimed at enhancing integrated service provision, impact measurement and government accountability. While working at the Ministry, she held functions in the areas of policy, policy/program evaluation and team management, overseeing the government’s funding for health systems and population health research in Ontario. She also has experience developing foreign policy, having spent some time in the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin and has worked on health issues spanning mental health, Indigenous health, health technology and access to medicines across governmental, not-for-profit, academic and multilateral settings. Stéfanie holds an Honours Bachelor of Science and a Master in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto.