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Global health governance after the pandemic

6 hour course by Tine Hanrieder (London School of Economics)

  • Schedule: 22 & 23 June 2023 (10:00–13:00)

The course explores key challenges in global health and evolving governance responses. The Covid-19 pandemic has made visible and exacerbated deficits in public health infrastructure, pandemic preparedness, and public accountability in global health governance. Promises of equity-oriented vaccine production and distribution were not kept, healthcare frontline workers were left without protection, and another wave of great healthcare worker resignation and migration has been observed. Women are most severely affected by these trends through precarious employment or volunteering as carers, and as they lose access to basic services when the public sector is curtailed through austerity measures. At the global institutions level, the WHO has tried to offer public coordination and leadership but is highly dependent on donor states and private actors and searching for its role amidst a dynamic landscape of public private partnerships.

Tine Hanrieder is an Assistant Professor in Health and International Development at the London School of Economics (LSE), Department of International Development. Before joining LSE, she led the research group Global Humanitarian Medicine at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Dr. Hanrieder writes on global health governance and WHO reform, humanitarianism, institutional change, and health workforce policy. Currently, she conducts research on the contested professionalization of community health workers and on the governance of brain drain in global health.