The Future of Global Health Systems
17 May 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
What does the future hold for global health in a period of nationalism and self-reliance?
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About the lecture:
Global health systems focus on governance and coordination across institutions, health systems, and countries to improve health outcomes. However, these systems have been challenged over the past few years with the Covid-19 pandemic. With the economic and workforce strains of coping with the pandemic, global health agendas have been insufficiently financed, causing a weakening of collaboration. What does the future hold for global health in a period of nationalism and self-reliance? Will the post-pandemic period re-ignite multilateralism and a strengthening of global health systems to deliver on the sustainable development goal for universal healthcare coverage for all?
With UCL preparing to launch a new campus in UCL East, this lunch hour lecture series brings together speakers to discuss some of the research that will be taking place over at our UCL East campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, opening in September 2022.
About the Speakers
Professor Nora Colton
Director at UCL Global Business School of Health
Professor Nora Colton is the Director of the UCL Global Business School of Health. She is a health and development economist with extensive experience in change management and strategy. She has been the recipient of several grants to conduct fieldwork in the Middle East. She is the author of numerous journal articles concerned with Middle Eastern economics and politics. She is also co-author of a book with Elsevier Press entitled Middle East Finance: Missed-opportunities or Future Prospects and has a book forthcoming with Palgrave-Macmillan on the political economy of Yemen. She conducts research, teaches and publishes on healthcare management and strategic leadership in healthcare.
Professor Jolene Skordis
Deputy Director at UCL’s Institute for Global Health
Deputy Director of UCL’s Institute for Global Health and Director of UCL’s Centre for Global Health Economics. Prof Skordis has published in high impact journals and her work has directly influenced government policy. She works with a wide range of organisations including the World Bank, WHO, national governments and international NGOs.