Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter re-elected as Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health

Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter has been re-elected as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health.  The APPG is an influential group which provides a platform to identify and debate global health issues and concerns, as well as raising the profile of global health issues within Parliament and with Governments in the UK and beyond.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health was formed by Lord Nigel Crisp to focus on the underlying, cross-cutting health issues which affect us all, no matter where in the world we live. The group offers recommendations and advice to Parliament on key policies impacting health in the UK and overseas, and will shortly launch an enquiry to make recommendations about how to improve mental health in low and middle income countries.

Together with leading academic institutions, The Lancet and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health link the interests, impact and knowledge of MPs and Members of the House of Lords with the expertise and experience of the wider global health community.

Speaking about the appointment, Dr Poulter said: “It is a great honour to have been re-elected as Co-Chair of the APPG on Global Health and I would like to thank the Group for appointing me as their Co-Chair, alongside Lord Crisp.  As a Group, we work hard to raise awareness of the physical and mental health challenges that we face here in the UK and overseas.  I am looking forward to continuing to draw upon my experience as a practising NHS doctor to build upon this influential Group’s achievements, as well as working to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients here in the UK and further afield.”

More information about the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health can be found at

www.appg-globalhealth.org.uk