The Collective Blog
In this blog, Collective member Suerie Moon discusses how we can prevent the most powerful countries to be rule-makers, while smaller or less wealthy countries end up as rule-takers, in the development of a new pandemic treaty.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the need to strengthen India's public healthcare infrastructure, but the government is rather focusing on digitizing and privatizing the health system.
Collective Co-Director Katerini Storeng presents her top three priorities for a reinvigorated global health research system.
The frequently changing and prolonged use of travel measures has been one of the most controversial interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic. How can such measures be used more effectively and what will border management look like in future pandemics?
Research priorities set by funding institutions are steeped in ideology. In this piece, Collective member Ramya Kumar reflects on what these ideologies mean for knowledge production in global health.
Collective member Ilona Kickbusch writes about how the Think7 process supports the German G7 presidency and urges the G7 to fulfill its existing promises in global health, adopt a long-term perspective, and restore the multilateral system’s capacities to deliver global public goods.
As we leave the acute stage of the pandemic, most governments, banks, and business lobbyists have only one item dominating their agenda, namely growth.
Collective member Alexander Kentikelenis writes about how austerity might threaten past progress in health system strengthening and stunt further development of equitable health policies.
Sierra Leone is a country that thrives on rumors. To increase vaccine uptake among women of childbearing age, Collective member Aisha Fofana Ibrahim highlights the need to develop targeted messages to address rumors around COVID-19 vaccines and infertility.
We urgently need to recognize that prematurely declaring pandemics over endangers all of us and ensures that we remain vulnerable to current and future viral threats, writes Collective member Nora Kenworthy.
With access to health care high on people`s priorities and electorates judging their political leaders on their COVID-19 responses, now could be the best time to campaign for bold health reforms to reach universal health coverage, writes Collective member Robert Yates.
Rather than grieve for an idealistic vision of global health as cooperation, altruism and equity, it would be much better if we were more aware of which constituencies people are representing, and what strategies are available to influence policy, writes Collective member Sridhar Venkatapuram.
Open Science and public health data are public goods to be used for the global common good, writes Collective member Mary FE Ebeling. They should not be used for extractive purposes, or to punish those brave enough to share.
How does epidemic injustice interact with the world of global health governance and how can the institutions of global governance be deployed to address the problem?
Waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 health products and technologies is essential if we are to correct global health inequities and enable more equitable access, writes Collective member Deborah Gleeson.
About this blog
A blog written by members of The Political Determinants of Health Collective, where they discuss how their work contributes to furthering knowledge and research in this area.