Une santé mondiale repensée : la perspective de futures chercheuses-praticiennes

Muriel Mac-Seing, Cielo Perez Osorio, Stella Tine, Charity Oga Omenka, Rolande Chegno Gueutue


The study of the impacts of globalization on population health is at the heart of global health. Globalization often affects the implementation of research and projects in global health and the unequal relationships that are perpetuated. This commentary shares our reflections on the epistemological and political challenges in relation to global health, emerging from observations and discussions during and after the November 2015 Canadian Conference on Global Health. During this event, delegates expressed a clear intent to promote health equity for all and the sharing of both resources and knowledge within partnerships. We envision a future for a different global health that is more intersectional and more promising. This vision requires the deconstruction of the hegemonic position of Northern institutions, putting populations back at the centre of attention, and honest, robust and sustainable partnerships. We propose alternatives which we consider key for the promotion of equity and social justice. The arguments put forth are embedded within the praxis and reflections of a group of PhD candidates in the Global Health option of a doctoral program in public health.


Global health; partnership; knowledge exchange; social justice; intersectionality; biopolitics

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.108.5914