Global Health


Here are the research projects dealing with issues of Global Health. You will also find the list of recent publications related to this cluster.

Challenges of Governing the Global Health Domain (Phase II)

Professor Ilona Kickbusch, with Michaela Told and Andrew Cassels. A Global Health Centre project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. June 2017–December 2020.
Building on the work done in 2016, the project will continue to examine the shifts in governing the global health domain that are currently occurring and are expected over the coming years in a changing political context. 

Polio Eradication: Overcoming the Final Barriers and Ensuring a Lasting Legacy for Health Systems (Phase II)

Michaela Told and Stephen Matlin, with Professor Ilona Kickbusch. A Global Health Centre project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. April 2017–March 2019.
This project explores the critical dimensions of the global effort to eradicate polio, focusing on overcoming the final barriers and ensuring a lasting legacy for health systems as well as the role of European countries in this effort.
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Understanding the Norms and Practices of Pathogen-Sharing to Improve Global Health Security

Coordinated by Dr Suerie Moon and Adjunct Professor Gian Luca Burci, funded by SNIS. December 2018–November 2020.
This projects aims to answer three research questions:  (1) How can pathogen- and benefit-sharing practices be measured, described and meaningfully assessed? (2) What are the most important determinants of pathogen-sharing and non-sharing? (3) What specific global governance tools and instruments are likely to be most effective?
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Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Innovation, Equity and the New Economy of Health

Professor Ilona Kickbusch with Michaela Told. End: December 2019.
The entry point of this project is the insight that health and health care constitute a major economic force in most countries and that this economic relevance and power must be applied to support the goals of UHC. While the global debate has moved towards accepting the concept of a “green economy”, there is not as yet an accepted understanding of an “economy of health”. This project proposes to explore the concept of a health economy, to define its scope and to understand its implications for the evolution of UHC over the coming decades. 
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