Dear all,

In the first of its ‘History matters’ episodes, TDR’s Global Health Matters podcast 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 his guests: 

  • Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Head of the School of History, and Professor, Medical and Global Health Histories at Leeds University, considers the decolonization of global health and the democratic founding of WHO, which holds great promise for WHO’s future. 
  • Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Professor at Global Development Studies and Global Health, University of Toronto, speaks about the evolution of global health and the rise of other key players that are shaping the health agenda. 

Listen here:

Many thanks to Garry and the Global Health Matters podcast team for this informative and inspiring episode!

The Berlin Institute of Global Health is a partner of TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).