The Global Health Matters podcast provides a forum for discussing the most important global health topics of the day. Dr Garry Aslanyan, the host of this podcast, discusses thought-provoking topics such as access to medicines, science diplomacy, the future of public health programmes in a post-pandemic world, diversity in global health and many more. Renowned experts and emerging voices are featured with a focus on low- and middle-income country perspectives.
The first of the history matters episodes titled “Decolonization, localization and WHO – History matters part 1” has been released recently. To listen to the current episode 23 click here.
This episode explores the multifaceted history of global health and how the narratives borne out of colonization, geopolitical events, and national ownership of public health inform policy and practices today. Among the narratives is that of the World Health Organization, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
Host Garry Aslanyan navigates global health history with two guests. Sanjoy Bhattacharya considers the decolonization of global health and the democratic founding of WHO, which holds great promise for WHO’s future. Anne-Emanuelle Birn speaks about the evolution of global health and the rise of other key players that are shaping the health agenda.