Privilege and inclusivity in shaping Global Health agendas

Health Policy and Planning
Volume 32 Issue 3 April 2017

Privilege and inclusivity in shaping Global Health agendas
Health Policy Plan (2017) 32 (3): 303-304.
Kabir Sheikh, Sara C Bennett, Fadi el Jardali, George Gotsadze
Published: 24 October 2016
Initial text
Northern voices dominate Global Health discussions. Of recent Lancet Commissions, excluding representatives from international organizations, 70% of commissioners on the Women and Health commission came from the global North, and likewise, 71% of the Health and Climate Change commission, 72% of the Global Surgery commission and 73% of the Global Health commission (Lancet 2016). Only two out of the 16-member Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities of Global Health come from the global South (CUGH 2016). No current or past president and only one current member of the World Health Summit’s scientific committee is from the global South (WHS 2016). Only one of the 17 advisory board members of the journal Global Health Governance is based in a low/middle income…