Interrogating Global Health: A Joint CERMES3-GHSM Workshop

2-3 February 2017, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris | Organisers: David Reubi (KCL), Ilana Lowy (CERMES3, Paris), Hanna Kienzler (KCL) and Ann Kelly (KCL) | Funding: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and King’s College London.

The notion of ‘global health’ has become all-pervasive over the last 20 years, progressively displacing previously dominant concepts like ‘international health’ and ‘tropical medicine’. From philanthropic efforts to improve lives in the global South to overseas assistance programmes to build hospitals and international research partnerships to develop cures for neglected diseases – everything is now subsumed under the notion of global health. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together anthropologists, sociologists and historians from the Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé, Santé Mentale et Société (CERMES3) at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine (GHSM) at King’s College London to explore what exactly is global health and how we should go about interrogating and/or contributing to it. The workshop is organized around core areas, which reflect and make the most out of CERMES3 and GHSM’s key capacities and strengths: (1) biomedical innovations and regulatory environments; (2) cultures of global mental health; and (3) expertise and the government of population health.

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