The University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Governance Programme calls for applications from early career researchers to attend its 2019 Symposium, ‘Disrupting Global Health Narratives,’ at the Brocher Foundation Centre. The Global Health Governance Programme focuses on three main area: improving the effectiveness of international health organizations, tracking financing to global public health and developing better tools for priority-setting.
The Symposium draws on the Economic Gazeproject (PI Devi Sridhar), which explores the emergence of the World Bank’s global health framework. It will bring together world experts in Anthropology, History, Health Policy, and Political Science to consider current understandings (‘narratives’) of the World Bank’s investment in health since the 1970s. The goal of the Symposium is to identify ways in which ‘alternative narratives’ – narratives with a more inclusive perspective – can be used to study international health organizations like the World Bank.
The Symposium will build on this groundbreaking work on WHO alternative narratives, and apply it for the first time to the World Bank.
Eligible Countries: All
To Be Taken At (Country): Brocher Foundation Centre Hermance, Switzerland.
- The Program seeks early career scholars (students, recent graduates, and post-doctoral researchers) specializing in Anthropology, Sociology, History, Political Science, and/or Public Health.
- You must have a demonstrated interest in the governance of health organizations and global health policy.
- The Program especially encourages women and scholars from non-OECD countries to apply.
- You must be able to attend all three days.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award:
- The Symposium is free of charge
- Catering will be covered.
- However, interested participants will have to cover their own lodging and transportation costs.
Duration of Program: 21-23 January 2019
How to Apply: To apply, please email [email protected] with your CV and a 250-word statement on (1) your particular interest in global health policy and (2) your goals for contributing to and participating in the Symposium.
Award Providers: Wellcome Trust, University of Edinburgh, Seventh Framework Program
Application Deadline: 15th October, 2017.