The view of global health governance as crisis management and threat containment has been reinforced by recent outbreaks of contagious diseases. This project shifts the focus to issues commonly deemed ‘marginal’ in global health. It looks at three neglected cases (tropical diseases, diarrhoea, and ‘rare’ degenerative diseases) and sets out to explore how health issues are represented and prioritized; the political impact of health concerns; the role of state and non-state actors; the global structures that reproduce vulnerabilities and inequalities. By challenging and reconsidering understandings of global health, the project speaks to policy-makers, civil society actors and International Relations scholars.
Dr Nunes has been awarded an Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to pursue this project.
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Research Starts: 01/09/2013
Research Ends: 31/08/2016