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 Centre for Global Health Research within the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics in the University of Edinburgh Medical School.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
In this blog post, I briefly introduce the rise of health economics in the 20th century and a few methods for economically measuring health investment as a means to provide some context to current health care financing debates.
After he won World Health Organization’s Director General position, Dr. Tedros Adhanom asserted that universal health coverage would be the central political concept of his tenure. So what does that mean?
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.
This week, health ministers from across the world are making the yearly pilgrimage to Geneva for the 70th World Health Assembly. In this blog, I take a step back and focus on three big issues in our current global health system that the new leadership of the WHO will face...
At this year’s World Health Assembly, member states voted by secret ballot to elect Dr. Tedros Adhanom. We believe the newly elected DG must move quickly to outline his vision for the organization. Such an articulation has a few constituent parts. First, Dr. Tedros must lead an expeditious process to determine WHO’s priorities. We believe such a list...
To understand the World Bank's involvement in Global Health, we need to take a look at its business model, if only so as to understand some of the institutional constraints and affordances with which much of its staff operates.
With Zika cases anticipated to increase in the Northern Hemisphere as mosquito season hits soon and with the recognition of World Malaria Day on April 25th, it is important to think about how addressing the mosquito and its entanglements with humans is crucial to global health efforts.
The Global Health Governance Programme and Centre for Medical Anthropology are co-hosting a guest seminar with Dr Darryl Stellmach on the 4th September at 9.30am here in the Usher Room.
Darryl is a Post-Doctoral Associate in medical anthropology, food and nutrition security at the University of Sydney. On a part-time basis, he also works with the public health research unit of Médecins Sans Frontières-UK (MSF), overseeing the introduction of anthropological methods and analysis to MSF field programs. Darryl’s research focuses on the social and political life of epidemics, food security and nutritional crises.
This talk will attempt to summarize, i), how anthropologists have been perceived and used in recent health emergencies, ii), what current initiatives are underway to integrate anthropology and social science knowledge into emergency response and iii), what future roles and potential challenges anthropologists and other social scientists might take up as they move into a more institutional engagement within global health emergencies.
The talk is FREE to attend but numbers are limited. Please register here:-
Marlee Tichenor will be presenting at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' (CRASSH) conference, "Assembling Epidemics: Disease, Ecology and the (Un)natural" at the University of Cambridge.