Essay: The Economics of Health For All; Announcing the Geneva Health Files Summer Fellows

I. THE GENEVA HEALTH FILES ESSAY

While COVID-19 demands a reset of capitalism, nearly a year and a half into the pandemic, we are still tinkering at the edges of what is truly possible.

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“Global health: creating space at the table rather than wait for an invitation from finance ministers”

A year ago, I think I would have seen the announcement about the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All and would have rolled my eyes. I believed that capitalism had got another win under its belt, further penetrating the world’s best chance at a global approach to health.

II. POLICY UPDATES

III. WHAT WE FOUND INTERESTING

NEWS:

My colleague Rithika has put this together for you:

FROM THE JOURNALS/REPORTS

IV. WHAT WE ARE WATCHING:

  • WHO-WIPO-WTO meeting: June 15
  • U.S.- Russia Summit: June 16
  • WTO TRIPS WAIVER NEGOTIATIONS: Informal meeting among WTO members — June 17
  • G20 3rd health working group meeting: June 17

V. THE TWEET OF THE WEEK

Cambridge University Anthropologist Felix Stein has this to say:

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