Global Health Governance Programme
We research how global institutions, finance and rules can better serve the needs of people across the world. We focus on three main areas: Improving the effectiveness of international health organizations, tracking financing to global public health and developing better tools for priority-setting
We are based in the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics in the University of Edinburgh Medical School.
FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Last week, a few of us global health students and researchers at the University of Edinburgh got together to watch the live-streaming of the Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) 2018 Conference held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In this post, we present 6 tips on leadership, emerging from this conference.
The rise of new economic powers since the post-1945 creation of the Bretton Woods institutions – including the establishment of the World Bank in 1944 and World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948 – has caused a paradigm shift in global health. There are growing calls to reform global governance structures to better reflect global realities. What implications do the changing nature of global governance arrangements have for global health diplomacy?
In this post, I reflect on the need to strengthen existing national health information systems in LMICs to collect data on two vital events i.e., birth and death, or in Mark Twain’s words, ‘the two most important days of our life’.
What is human capital? According to a World Bank publication promoted at its recent Spring Meeting, human capital is “measured as the discounted value of earnings over a person’s lifetime” (Lange et al. 2018: 4). In its explicitly economistic nature, “human capital” is not the same as “human development”…
How do we measure the impact of health interventions and how does the measurement of health or of health’s absence impact global health discourse and funding? How is the measuring of health co-constructive of ideas about what health is and what kinds of negotiations are underway in health development in Senegal as the country works towards universal health coverage?
Health policy-related decisions are often made based on global burden of disease estimates, as well as economic framings of disease control and prevention. But how do other social sciences fit into this agenda – and how do they challenge it?
When did PPPs become a model for global health investment, and how popular are they today?
In September 2016, a new major project funded by the Wellcome Trust titled ‘The Economic Gaze: The World Bank’s Influence in Global Pubic Health’ was launched at the Global Health Governance Programme in Edinburgh. In this blog post, I outline our central research questions and the relevance of the project to both academia and policy.