A research consortium of five universities will be carrying out a 6-month study entitled ‘Re-imagining the Future of Global Health initiatives’ to inform the ‘Future Global Health Initiative’ process. The consortium is comprised of academics in the following institutions: the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, University of Geneva (Switzerland), Queen Margaret University (Scotland), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Aga Khan University (Pakistan), and Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar (Senegal).

The study will involve multiple phases, including a desk review, key informant interviews at global and country-level, and virtual regional consultations. To gain closer insight into country-level perspectives, the research will include three in-depth country case studies (Senegal, South Africa, and Pakistan), led by the partner institutions on the ground. Burden of disease analysis, including future projections, and health financing trends analyses will inform these case studies, as well as the qualitative interviews. A cross-cutting political economy analysis will be used to synthesize the findings.

The aim of the study is to produce a vision, informed by country perspectives, of what the Global Health Initiatives ecosystem should look like in 15–20 years, and concrete recommendations on the changes needed to make this vision a reality. This vision will be taken forward by the ‘Future Global Health Initiative’ process to inform future decision-making. The study is expected to run until end of July 2023.

This project is funded by the Welcome Trust. More information is available here.

Our Centre’s focal point for this project is Rosie James. You can find out more about this project on its official website or in the documents below.