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Where Are We on Global Health? 

With 10 years to go, will the world meet Sustainable Development Goal 3: ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages?




Planet, Population and Rights 

Climate change measures and rhetoric, whether intentionally or not, can have a negative impact on the rights and freedoms of less powerful groups, notably women in the Global South. This panel discussion presents inter-disciplinary exchange, drawing on expertise from across the LSE in climate change, demography, migration, gender, and reproductive rights. 


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Conflict and Mental Health: Current and Future Challenges

This event brings together experts from academia, front line health pracitioners and NGOs to showcase research related to mental health in conflict or post conflict settings. 



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What Does "Value for Money" in the Aid Sector Mean? 

What does value for money mean and why is it so hard to measure? This talk addresses contextual factors that give rise to challenges as well as sharing perspectives from applying theory in practice on global health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. 



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Engaging in the Political Economy of Universal Health Coverage

Mr Robert Yates reviews recent UHC transitions at different income levels and highlight the importance of genuine political commitment to overcome barriers and bring UHC to the people.



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Voices from the Global South 

Dr Gustavo Matta presents a critical perspective of global health and the Zika outbreak. This seminar challenges the "global" perspective and suggests we need to develop an engagement and understanding of health, democracy and scientific knowledge, embedded within the global south discourse. 


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Incentivising the Development of Novel Antibiotics: New Paradigm Needed? 

Dr Michael Sinha, from Harvard-MIT Centre for Regulatory Science, discusses antibiotc development. This seminar reviews and critiques existing US proposals in this area, while proposing alternative solutions to address an arguably dysfunctional antibiotic marketplace. 


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Global Health and Inequality

To ensure that people live long and healthy lives it is important to know what kills different groups of people in different places. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) based on the Disability-Adjusted Life Year has been developed to do this. This lecture shows how this measure leads to various anomalies and biases, in particular it underestimates the health problems experienced by women and children.


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The drive for Universal Health Coverage: shifting healthcare priorities to non-communicable diseases and injuries?

This presentation reports expected impact on life expectancy, deaths averted, and inequality in life expectancy from scaling up recommended cost-effective and equitable actions for promotion, prevention and treatment of CMNNs, NCDs and injuries in low and lower-middle-income countries.


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The Drugs Aren't Working! Confronting the Crisis of the Superbugs 

Growing resistance to antibiotics is one of the most significant current threats to global public health. This interdisciplinary panel sitting across International Development, Health Policy, Government and International Relations each addresses the challenge of growing resistance to antibiotics, providing a solution from their disciplinary viewpoint. 


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Sleep Deprivation Among India's Urban Poor

Dr Heather Schofield looks at the effect of heavy exposure to factors such as noise, stress, and overcrowding which disrupt and limit sleep and the subsequent health consequences of sleep deprivation for the urban poor in India.


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Global health in an unequal world: The real Grand Challenges

In this seminar Ted Schrecker, Professor of Global Health Policy at Newcastle University’s Institute of Health and Society, argues that the most important Grand Challenges in global health arise from increasing economic inequality and the public policies that reflect and reinforce it, and from the tension between legitimate aspirations of the majority of the world’s people and the biospheric implications of meeting them.  


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Pandemics, Pills, and Politics: Governing Global Health Security

Confronted with pandemics, bioterrorism, and emerging infectious diseases, governments are transforming their security policies to include the proactive developmpharmaceutical ent, acquisition, stockpiling, and mass distribution of new defences.

In this podcast, Stefan Elbe, Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex, presents his latest book Pandemics, Pills & Politics, in which he explores these questions through the story of the world's most prominent medical countermeasure – Tamiflu.


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The Global Gag Rule and Women's Reproductive Health: rhetoric versus reality 

In 2017, three days after entering office, President Donald Trump not only reinstated the Global Gag Rule, he also expanded the order extensively. Trump halted US funding to family planning organisations providing abortion-related activities, but also extended this rule to any foreign nongovernmental organisation that receives funding from US Aid that does not certify that they do not use their own funding to provide abortions services.

This podcast with Professor Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University, and Naila Kabeer, LSE looks at the effects this will have on maternal health and the broader implications.