Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London, UK
The Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House examines key global health challenges and how they manifest themselves as foreign policy and international affairs problems. It seeks to help leaders around the world – in government, private foundations, international organizations and business – reach well-informed decisions that improve global health security. It does so by conducting independent research and analysis and facilitating dialogue between the international affairs and public health communities. The Centre's work is focused on three often interlinked aspects of global health security: 1) disease threats and determinants that transcend borders; 2) access to health-related products, technologies and services; and 3) international affairs, governance and health. Please see their website for more details.
Harvard Global Health Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA
Harnessing the intellectual creativity and entrepreneurial energy of Harvard University’s faculty and students, the Harvard Global Health Institute’s seeks to build and strengthen the field of global health, provide a global health outlook to a critical mass of multidisciplinary scholars and interdisciplinary thinkers, and support efforts to educate the next generation of global health leaders. Specifically, the Institute works to: 1) redefine the very way world health is seen, analyzed, and approached, placing interdisciplinary problems, not disciplines or discrete diseases, at the center of university-wide efforts in research, teaching, innovation, and action; 2) provide the intellectual space and scaffolding to tackle the most intractable global health challenges by promoting collaborative innovation, intellectual risk-taking, and the testing of both new ideas and long-held assumptions; and 3) inspire and invest in the next generation of global health leaders, interdisciplinary thinkers with the practical ability to work across sectors and the moral will to challenge health inequities wherever their career paths lead them. Please see their website for more details.
McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
For concerned citizens and influential thinkers and doers, the McMaster Health Forum strives to be a leading hub for improving health outcomes through collective problem solving. Operating at regional/provincial levels and at national levels, the Forum harnesses information, convenes stakeholders and prepares action-oriented leaders to meet pressing health issues creatively. The Forum also acts as an agent of change by empowering stakeholders to set agendas, take well-considered actions and communicate the rationale for actions effectively. Please see their website for more details.
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) aims to improve quality of life, health, and legal protection of the public through offering advice and services based on research and health surveillance. Working on issues related to forensic science, physical and mental health, prevention of communicable diseases, and prevention of harmful environmental influences, NIPH is institutionally directly under the Ministry of Health & Care Services. The Institute’s main goals are to: 1) be prepared for acute health threats; 2) advise and provide services that improve public health; 3) have an overview of the health of the population and factors influencing public health; and 4) gain knowledge of what causes common diseases and what gives people better health. In aiming to accomplish these aims, NIPH also collaborates with the World Health Organization, European Union, European Economic Area, sister institutions, universities, organizations, and health authorities in low- and middle-income countries on global health issues. Please see their website for more details.
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Organization (WHO), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, serves as the directing and coordinating authority for health in its capacity as a specialized agency of the United Nations system. WHO is focused on international public health, and among other duties, is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, directing the global health research agenda, and formulating evidence-informed policy alternatives. Please see their website for more details.