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
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?
Between September 25-27, IHME hosted a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the four-part publication of the global burden of disease study in The Lancet by drawing together policy makers from various global health organizations and GBD collaborators from around the world.
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.
The Global Health Governance Programme are hosting a guest seminar with our Visiting Research Associate Mitsuru Mukaigawara on the 22nd November at 10am entitled “Tobacco control, political economy and international organizations.”
Nobody doubts tobacco’s harmful effects in this day and age. After enactment of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005, two international organizations, the World Bank and the World Health Organization, have implemented both in-country and international projects to control tobacco epidemics globally. However, such efforts were actually a major turnabout which happened in the early 1990s. How did these two organizations make tobacco a political and development agenda? The presenter discusses the development and current status of tobacco control focusing on the two classic international organizations, and presents challenges and opportunities relating to them.
Mitsuru Mukaigawara is the Chief Medical Resident and Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Okinawa Chubu Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. Pursuing parallel interests in global health and diplomacy, he has previously worked for the Global Influenza Programme at the World Health Organization, and contributed to create the evidence base for the diagnosis and prevention of influenza across the globe. He has published widely from general medicine to global health, whose research has been covered in peer-reviewed journals including JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Cardiology, to name a few. He is interested in the roles of international organizations in reducing global inequity in health. He holds an M.D. from Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Resident Award from the University of Hawaii-Okinawa Chubu Hospital Postgraduate Medical Education Programme (2014-2016).
The Global Health Governance Group will host a 3-day international workshop, sponsored by the Brocher Foundation, on 'Alternative Perspectives of the World Bank and its Influence on Global Health Development'. The event will bring together experts in health policy, economics, anthropology, history, and public health to discuss the development of global health policies at the World Bank. The workshop will broadly consider how to better integrate Global South perspectives in approaching the history and influence of global health institutions. Stay tuned to our website in 2018 to learn more about workshop speakers and logistics.