The Global Health Initiative brings together key health sector stakeholders from across the LSE, the UK and internationally to share information, data, projects, and practice. We provide a platform for exchange and collaboration both within the LSE and beyond it.
We host a range of regular events, seminars, and lectures ranging from internal events for LSE students and staff to public lectures and high profile invitation-only events. We do so both in order to inform our ongoing research through engagement with others and to raise awareness of LSE's rigorous social science approach to Global Health issues and challenges.
Global Health Networking Event
Open to all LSE postgraduate students with an interest in Global Health, this event is intended to bring together students working on Global Health across a number of different programmes in different Departments. The evening will kick off with a networking session run by communications expert Donald Steel entitled: “Being more confident in a room full of strangers.
This will be followed by drinks and an opportunity to meet fellow students and LSE faculty members working in Global Health from across the School.
Date: 10 October 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: LSE Life
Women, Global Health and Social Justice: From silences to solutions
This event will feature three leading academics working at the intersections of gender, global health and social justice fields in the African Continent.
Date: 27 June 2018
Organised by: Firoz Lalija Centre for Africa
Speakers: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Dr Catherine Campbell & Dr Ernestina Coast
Chair: Dr Rochelle Burgess
The “difficult question”: choosing to provide or not provide abortion in Zambia and its impact on the delivery of safe and equitable abortion services at primary and community health levels
Series: LSE Health Policy
Date: 30 May 2018
Organised by: LSE Health Policy Department
Speaker: Dr. Emily Freeman
Ten Reasons we are wrong About the World- and why things are better than you think
Date: 11 April 2018
Organised by: Department of International Development and the Global Health Initiative
Speakers: Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling
Chair: Dr. Tiziana Leone
In their new book Factfulness, Professor of International Health Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling, offer a radical new explanation of why this happens and reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspectives.
Introduce or Not to Introduce?- Prioritization for New Vaccines in Uganda
Date: 21st March 2018
Organised by: Department of International Development & Global Health Initiative
Speaker: Professor Peter Waiswa
Professor Waiswa details the investigation into immunization in Uganda from a health policy perspective. Given the competing governmental costs, what vaccines merit prioritization and how might we calculate their value?
Universal Health Coverage in the Global South: What is Needed to Make it Work?
Date: 22 February 2018
Organised by: LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0
Speakers: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Professor Ken Shadlen, Dr. Daniel Wang
Chair: Dr. Justin Parkhurst
Although Universal health coverage is a pillar of the modern welfare state, the successful design and implementation of arrangements to deliver on this promise faces enormous challenges.
This panel, with perspectives from health policy, law, and political science, examines these challenges and reflects on national experiences in developing countries.
LSE Global Health Initiative Launch
Date: 24 October 2017
Organised by: Global Health Intiative
Speakers: Professor Elias Mossialos, Professor Catherine Campbell, Professor Tim Allen
Chair: Professor Julia Black
The Global Health Initiative is a cross-departmental research platform set up to increase the coherence and visibility of Global Health research activity across the School, both internally and externally. It provides support for interdisciplinary engagement and showcases LSE’s ability to apply rigorous social science research to emerging global health challenges.