Global Health Policy Programme
Drawing on the existing academic strengths of Green Templeton College and the wider research community in the University, GTC has launched a Global Health Policy Programme, led by Fellows Ken Fleming, Stephen Kennedy and Winnie Yip, for advancing knowledge and excellence in implementing policy aspects of global health using an evidence-based approach.
A critical problem confronting most low and middle-income countries (LMICs) is how to fund and deliver evidence-based health care in a sustainable, equitable, efficient and effective manner. Through a series of theme-based world-class speaker series, collaborative and inter-disciplinary research projects and educational material development, and student-led seminars and journal clubs, the Programme's objectives will be to:
- discover and synthesise evidence of viable models to fund and deliver evidence-based health care in a sustainable, equitable, efficient and effective manner
- disseminate the findings to policy-makers and professionals to effect policy-making, implementation and changes in practice
- provide a platform to facilitate synergy in research and teaching among GTC members and between GTC and other Oxford academics with similar interests.
For more information about the Global Health Policy Programme, or to join our e-mailing list on future activities associated with the Programme, please contact:
Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6HG
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February 2014
Crossing boundaries - Africa - Oxford Health Systems Research Collaboration
International speakers at this Symposium will include:
Professor Andy Oxman, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo
Dr Simon Lewin, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services and MRC South Africa
Professor Lucy Gilson, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Researchers or doctoral students with ongoing work related to health policy and systems research in Africa are particularly welcome to this Symposium that aims to foster greater collaboration across scientific disciplines in Oxford. Masters and undergraduate students with interests in this area are also welcome.
It is necessary to register for this event. Register here.
Wednesday 29 May 5.30pm to 7pm
Health Systems Research in Kenya - bringing health, epidemiology, economics, social and political science together
Speaker: Professor Mike English, Professor International Child Health,Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow,Nuffield Department of Medicine and Department of Paediatrics, Oxford University, and Kenya Medical Research Institute – Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
Venue: Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College
MSc Global Health Science, Department of Public Health and Green Templeton College Global Health Policy Programme Seminar Series
Presented by MSc students.
Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 5pm
Universal health coverage: what is Asia doing?
Wednesday 6 February 2013 at 5pm
What is value for money? Comparing the healthcare systems of the USA, UK, Zambia and the Republic of Korea.
Wednesday 20 February 2013 at 5pm
The road to incorporating Non-Communicable Diseases into healthcare systems
Tuesday 22 January 2013
The GHPP Lecture: Maternal Health and Global Health Policy
Speaker: Professor Ann Langer MD, Women and Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force Director, Professor of the Practice of Public Health at theHarvard School of Public Health.
Since 2000, the reduction of maternal mortality has been recognised as one of the most pressing global health priorities (Millennium Development Goal No. 5). In this presentation, the role of health policies - at the global, national, and institutional levels - on maternal health will be analyzed.
While some progress has been made, maternal mortality remains stubbornly high in low-income countries. This is in spite of the fact that safe, effective and affordable interventions to address the major causes of maternal mortality have been available for years. Lack of enabling health policies explain, to a great extent, this limited progress. During the presentation, these points will be illustrated with several examples from around the world, both past and current.
The lecture also included a short presentation of the Maternal Health Task Force, a Harvard School of Public Health project that aims at positively influencing policies for the improvement of maternal health. Some outstanding activities (including a collaboration with the University of Oxford on the Intergrowth-21st project) were highlighted and discussed.
Friday 23 November 2012 at 5-6.30pm
Universal Health Coverage: Science, Policy and Practice
Speaker: Joe Kutzin,, World Health Organisation
Tuesday 13 November at 4.30pm
Interdisciplinary Student Meeting
The GHPP has a strong focus on encouraging student participation. Three GTC doctoral students will make short presentations of their work and encourage discussion and debate. This event focussed particularly on research students but all are welcome.
Sean Grant, Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention
Development of a CONSORT Extension for Complex Social Interventions
Kopano Mabaso, Department of Public Health
Journeying to Universal Coverage -Single Purchaser vs Multiple Purchaser health insurance systems: Which route should South Africa take?
Jacob McKnight, Said Business School
Afro-Corporatism and Hospital Reform: New Public Management Emerges in Africa
Monday 24 September 2012
Systems Thinking and Systems Change: Collaboration Strategies for Low to Middle Income Countries
Joint lecture by the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation and the Oxford Global Health Policy Programme at Green Templeton College
Speaker: Allan Best PhD
How we think about knowledge and its role in guiding health system innovation and change has evolved in recent years to focus on complex systems and new models for producing and using evidence. This lecture traced that evolution through the experience of a research team embedded within a local health system while linked to innovation and policy initiatives at regional, national and international levels. Recent initiatives focused on low to middle income countries (LMICs) will be summarised, encouraging discussion of how LMICs and High Income Countries (HICs) can learn with each other. Dr Best proposed that a system's view of the translation and implementation problem sharply focuses on the need for interorganisational collaboration.
The Oxford Challenge
How can Oxford help provide the evidence for improving health and healthcare globally for the benefit of the world's whole population?
Lord Nigel Crisp
The Programme was launched on Wednesday 8 February 2012 at Green Templeton College by Lord Crisp.
The seven billion people in the world have rights to health and healthcare which are not yet being met. As populations grow, needs grow. As countries become wealthier, demand grows. There is innovation and investment around the world - with lessons coming from low and middle income countries as well as high income ones - but only limited evidence about what works most effectively and equitably. How can Oxford best contribute to creating and disseminating the evidence base?
This is a multidisciplinary challenge which requires the inputs of everyone from anthropologists to engineers, economists to geographers, basic and policy scientists to philosophers - and the Business School as well as the Medical and Nursing Schools.
Lord Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords and works mainly on international development and global health. He was Chief Executive of the NHS in England and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health between 2000 to 2006.