Can US Universities Sustain Their Global Health Commitments?
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
After a period of swift expansion of their global health programs, US universities face the challenge of sustaining them over the long-term: in regard to finances, employment of graduates, alignment of academic promotion criteria with incentives to pursue activist global health initiatives, and creation of durable partnerships in Africa, Asia and elsewhere that bring substantial mutual gains. The roundtable conversation generated a lively, candid debate, drawing from diverse high-level opinion leaders in global health.
The event featured:
Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet King Holmes, Chair of Global Health, University of Washington Vanessa Kerry, Associate Director for Partnerships and Global Initiatives, Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Global Health Nelson Sewankambo, Principal, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences
J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President; Director of the Global Health Policy Center, CSIS