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Aid for Health simulation

By news editor, on 17 December 2012

UCL students and staff taking part in the ‘Aid
for Health’ negotiations at the Institute for
Global Health

Written by Rebecca Seglow Hudson (BSc Anthropology undergraduate).

UCL’s Institute for Global Health (IGH) was the site of some heated negotiations on Saturday 8 December.

A collection of 72 students, with an enormous range of experience and disciplinary backgrounds, spent the day simulating the discussions behind international aid deals.

Students represented organisations such as the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF and governmental departments of the simulation country, Malawi. Three parallel simulations took place in three separate rooms, with each room reaching a different conclusion on the use of the $200 million that donors were offering to improve Malawi’s health system.


Is the World Bank becoming obsolete?

By news editor, on 16 November 2012

Mr Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS,
delivering the UCL Lancet Lecture 2012.

Written by Helen Fry, a recent MSc graduate from the UCL Institute for Global Health.

The game of global health governance is changing, and if global health players such as the World Bank and the World Health Organization do not rethink themselves they will become obsolete, argued Michel Sidibé in the UCL Lancet Lecture 2012 on 13th November.

Drawing on his experience as Executive Director of UNAIDS, Sidibé outlined his vision of global health governance for the post-2015 development era.

Sidibé began by exploring the history of AIDS, which he described as “a journey from despair to hope”.