Festive Greetings!

Welcome to our last newsletter of 2017 for the Global Health Governance Programme.

What an exciting year it has been for our programme. Our team have been around the globe from Senegal to Haiti and back again. We have also had the opportunity to welcome some fantastic researchers from around the globe and still had time for a Festive Lunch and a coffee morning!
The GHGP team and associates enjoying our Festive Lunch!
New Funding for Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

The Global Health Governance Programme is proud to be supporting the development of a new Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh. Academics from the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the have been awarded a grant of over £1 million from the Wellcome Trust to develop new interdisciplinary approaches to exploring the issues, challenges and questions raised by biomedicine, biotechnology and health care in today's society. The team consists of Dr. Sarah Chan, Prof Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Dr. Gill Haddow, Dr. Martyn Pickersgill, Prof Graeme Laurie, Prof Devi Sridhar & Prof Steve Sturdy.


Over the next five years, the team will investigate a range of issues across five broad themes: "Beyond the Body", "Beyond Disease", "Beyond Global", "Beyond Legal" and "Beyond Engagement". These strands, as well as highlighting areas of contemporary importance to biomedicine and society, will allow us to demonstrate how novel interdisciplinary team science approaches can go 'beyond' current research to produce new insights and understandings. The Wellcome funding will also support recruitment of six new postdoctoral researchers. We will also be hosting a range of doctoral students to complement the existing team.


Through a programme of scientists and artists in residence, colleagues will work alongside Centre researchers to explore new ways of integrating social science and humanities into the study of biomedicine, as well as new approaches to public and stakeholder engagement.

Check out our great new blog posts below!
Human Rights and the World Bank: Moral Leader or Honest Broker?
In this blog post I will offer reflections on the World Bank’s involvement in the broad field of human rights...
Global health policy is typically informed by the biomedical and health sciences, with epidemiology playing a dominant role...
The World Bank recently created a new insurance known as the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF)...
We are pleased to announce that Felix Stein's latest book has been released! Just in time for Christmas!

We have had some great reviews for our book "Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?"



Check out the new series of Hay Levels with 10 new videos released online, including the one our Director recorded at this year's Hay festival:



Call for workshop participants in Edinburgh!
We are looking for participants for our next workshop here in Edinburgh. Would you like to join us?
Georgetown University (Profs Rebecca Katz, Larry Gostin & Emily Mendhall) and the University of Edinburgh (Prof Devi Sridhar, Drs Mark Hellowell & Anuj Kaplishrami) invite applications from early career researchers to attend their collaborative workshop ‘Achieving Global Health Security’ to be held in Edinburgh. We especially encourage women and scholars from non-OECD countries to apply. We are seeking early career scholars (students, recent graduates, and post-doctoral researchers) specializing in public health, politics and international relations, anthropology, or law...

 We have had 2 new Researchers Associates joining us this month.
Anthony Maher is a research associate & medical student at Memorial University in St. John's, Canada and Mitsuru Mukaigawara is the Chief Medical Resident and Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Okinawa Chubu Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. Both our Associates gave seminars during their stay here and are continuing to work with us. We also hosted a Visitors Coffee Morning where we introduced them to our colleagues here at the Usher Institute.
Wishing you all a happy holiday season when it comes and a healthy 2018.
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