On June 24th and 25th, GSL hosted an international workshop on the topic of Integrating Science and Politics for Public Health. The workshop brought together a group of researchers from institutions in Canada, the UK, Denmark, and Australia to discuss the ways in which insights and tools drawn from political science can deepen our understanding of the role of evidence in public health policymaking. Participants explored a range of topics, including the role of deliberative mechanisms in creating and interpreting evidence more democratically; the politics of evidence...
On June 19 and 20, GSL Research Fellow Prativa Baral participated in the in the WHO Science Division workshop on expert groups in Geneva, Switzerland. As part of its transformational process, the World Health Organization is establishing a new Norms and Standards Department to provide guidance, support, and quality appraisal of all WHO norms and standards products. These information products are scientific or technical in nature and provide guidelines on a specific topic or intervention.
The Global Strategy Lab is pleased to announce our publication of two studies in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). These two studies represent the first ever quantitative evaluation of the global impact of the FCTC.
On June 17, GSL Post Bachelor Research Fellow Ranjana Nagi received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Global Health, with a specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Upon wrapping up her Fellowship with us, she will be starting her master’s program at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the fall.
GSL would like to congratulate Ranjana for this accomplishment!
GSL Research Associate Adèle Cassola recently presented at a workshop on “Science, Technology and Innovation for Global Public Goods” in Oslo, Norway. The workshop was hosted by the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy and the Research Council of Norway. Adèle’s talk, “Evaluating ODA-funded Granting Mechanisms for Development Research that is Initiated in High-income Countries,” examined the potential for research funded by...
The Global Strategy Lab is pleased to welcome Gigi Lin to the team! Gigi will be working as a Data Analyst. She recently completed her Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto. Previously, Gigi worked as an Econometrics Research Assistant at Simon Fraser University. We look forward to having Gigi on our team!
On May 23, GSL Research Associate Mathieu Poirierreceived his PhD in Health Policy from McMaster University. His dissertation, titled “Measuring International Health Inequalities and Socioeconomic Status Using Household Survey Data” focused on innovative ways of measuring transnational health inequalities.
GSL would like to congratulate Mathieu for this accomplishment!
On May 7 and 8, GSL co-hosted an Expert Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) with Oxford Martin School (OMS). GSL team members travelled to Oxford to participate with a group of internationally renowned experts in disciplines ranging from international law to medicine, and epidemiology to philosophy. The two-day workshop considered what an effective, fair, and feasible international legal agreement on AMR would look like. While there was much agreement about the severity of AMR and the necessity of more intense...
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