Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to our July newsletter for the Global Health Governance Programme. Our Programme researches how global institutions, finance and rules can better serve the needs of people across the world. We are based in the Centre for Global Health Research within the Usher Institute in the University of Edinburgh Medical School.

Please check out our latest blogs and updates below:-
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?
The World Bank reinvents itself – and puts poverty reduction at risk
A recent deal with the Trumps has sparked criticism of the World Bank. But attention should be focused elsewhere...
       Econometrics of suffering: Health policy, economics & human life
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 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.

Dr Felix Stein has had a busy month. He spoke at 2 conferences:-
  • Rutgers University, speaking about  "Finance, Financialization and their Impact on the Right to Health". 19/06/2017-21/06/2017
  • LSE Anthropology Conference on Wilful Blindness, speaking about “Profitable Uncertainty and Wilful Blindness”. 16/06/2017-17/06/2017
And also

We are delighted to have a new student
researcher joining us this month.
Jonathan Grey is a 2nd year medical student at the University of Edinburgh. His research currently focuses on elucidating the funding ecosystem surrounding the production, procurement and synthesis of global health data, with particular interest in the relevant activities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
We have just had our end of term Summer meal to wrap up the academic year and are looking forward to the next one. The other photo was our Christmas meal in spectacular surroundings at the Signet library here in Edinburgh.
Coming soon...The team will shortly be publishing a BMJ series. Watch this space for more details....

We had a very special visitor here last week - Justin Trudeau visited Teviot Place where we are based to receive an honorary degree. Check out the story and read more about our graduations here:-

MPH course: The Global Health Governance Programme team is offering an MPH option in the Fall semester on 'Investing in Global Health and Development’ which will include wikipedia entries and a video glossary. We will post these open-access teaching guides on our website under resources in November 2017.
There will be no monthly newsletter in August but we will have lots of
exciting news to share in September. Have a great Summer!
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