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Published Sep. 15, 2022 2:01 PM

What is government for? When it comes to health, government is there to be boss, according to Collective member Susan Erikson. 

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Published May 5, 2022 3:06 PM

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.

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Published Feb. 23, 2022 3:34 PM

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. 

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Published Feb. 7, 2022 10:30 AM

Health data are not biased in a reductive and negative sense, but are political artifacts—marked by, reflecting, and shaping systems of power in society, writes Collective member Kadija Ferryman

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Published Jan. 11, 2022 10:09 AM

The Covid-19 pandemic provides a novel opportunity to study the production of knowledge and ignorance in the face of an ‘unknown but knowable’ global disease.

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Published Dec. 14, 2021 4:31 PM

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. 

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Published Dec. 1, 2021 11:24 AM

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.

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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.