Global Health Policy: From the MDGs to the Sdgs

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 11 (Juridicum)
RC19 Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (host committee)

Language: English

Global health policy can be considered to have multiple dimensions and applications. The UN Millennium Campaign and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have helped prioritizing certain global health causes and garnering resources to reach these targets. Currently a considerable part of the debates are around the post-2015 development agenda. The draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposal includes a health goal including the aim of universal coverage and risk protection. In addition, the Ebola crisis has re-focused attention on the importance of health systems in global health policy initiatives.
Global health policy actors of various kinds engage in these debates. Examples are the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Gates Foundation. The increasing involvement of non-traditional players from the South is also arguably bringing new perspectives, challenges and opportunities to global health. Despite a widespread willingness to coordinate initiatives and pool resources, these actors may have differing priorities and may compete for power or scarce resources. In the absence of one organisation with the responsibility to coordinate the activities of these actors, global governance for health is becoming more fragmented.
This session invites paper submissions on topics of global health policy with a particular focus on the MDGs, SDGs, health systems, and on any relevant global health policy actor or the relationships between them (global health governance). We welcome papers that explore the global level of policymaking, or the impact of global health actors and policies on national health systems.
Session Organizers:
Tuba AGARTAN, Providence College, USA, Alexandra KAASCH, University of Bielefeld, Germany and Marian URBINA-FERRETJANS, United Nations University, Japan
Daniel BELAND, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Social Protection and Health: A Key Relationship for Achieving the Sdgs
Amanda SHRIWISE, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Status of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Pakistan
Azeema VOGELER, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan; Saba MANSUR, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan