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2011 - Global Health Governance and African Health Systems

Global Health Governance and African Health Systems: Issues, Actors, and Outcomes
Date and Time
31st May 2011 09:00 - 31st May 2011 18:00
Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, University of Edinburgh

2011 International Conference
May 31, 2011

'Global Health Governance and African Health Systems: Issues, Actors, and Outcomes'


9-9:30 am:  welcome – Andrew Lawrence    

9:30-10:20:  keynote address – Delanyo Dovlo: ‘Managing Global Health Challenges - The changing face of Global Health Governance’    

10:20 – 10:35 pm: tea/coffee 

10:40-1 pm:  PANEL 1: governance financing, logics, and structures 

Gill Miller – ‘Developing health and welfare policies for the elderly in Ghana’

Rachael Burke and Devi Sridhar – ‘Health financing in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana: A Closer Look at Global-Domestic Processes’ 

Amy Barnes – ‘The managerial logic and governance effects of performance-based funding in Zambia’ 

Liz Grant, Vittal Katikireddi, and Dermot Gorman – ‘the Edinburgh – LOCAZA Health Partnership’ 

1 – 2:15 pm: Lunch    

2:20 – 4:40 pm: PANEL 2: HIV/AIDS and health governance 

Barbara McPake, Sarah Gibson, Dixon Jimmy Gama – ‘Youth access to antiretrovirals in Malawi’  

Peter Kingsley – ‘Below, within or beyond?  Civil society’s relationship with the state in providing HIV treatment in Northern Nigeria’  

Justin Parkhurst – ‘How moral belief systems influence the understanding of evidence and its development into policy’  

Freddie Ssengooba – ‘External Aid, Power Dynamics and The Implications for Health  Governance In Uganda’    

4:45 – 5:15 pm: tea/coffee 

5:20-6 pm: closing remarks


For further information, please contact the conference organiser, Dr Andrew Lawrence at or by telephone +44 (0)131 650 8427

To register, please fill out and return the form below:

Conference registration form


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