BMJ Opinion Introduces New Collection Of Articles On ‘Global Health Disruptors’

BMJ Opinion: Ilona Kickbusch and Andrew Cassels: Disruptions that shape global health
Ilona Kickbusch, director, and Andrew Cassels, senior fellow, both at the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, introduce a collection of articles on global health disruptors, writing, “With global governance and global health at a turning point, it seems apt to use the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute to look back at global health disruptors of the past two decades and to look forward at what will shape global health in the future…” (11/26).

BMJ Opinion: Global health disruptors: AIDS
Kent Buse, chief of strategic policy directions at UNAIDS; Nana K. Poku, executive director of HEARD Research Institute, deputy vice chancellor and college head of law and management studies, and acting vice chancellor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban; and Sheila Tlou, co-chair of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition, write the AIDS movement has been “a disruptor of unprecedented magnitude, breadth, and potential” (11/26).

BMJ Opinion: Global health disruptors: The end of the cold war
Francis Omaswa, executive director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation, discusses a “new paradigm … unfolding in resource development assistance,” including the emergence of new development banks created in Asia, China as an emerging major donor, a tendency towards regionalization, and less support for global multilateral agencies (11/26).