We generate knowledge and analysis in the fields of research, training and advisory expertise in diplomatic negotiations involving health issues.
In the interdependent world of the 21st century, health has become a key element in global stability and wellbeing. Consequently, it now plays a much more important role in the strategies of states in the international arena of competition and influence. The last decade has seen a marked increase in available resources and the commitment of public and private actors to global health. However, setting an agenda of priorities will require research and an understanding of the complex mechanisms of international negotiation in which other agendas - trade, finance, and security - will define aspects critical to the health of most of the world's population.
ISGlobal examines and analyses the factors that determine health priorities in the world by studying and monitoring the decision-making processes involved, the roles of the different actors and stakeholders, and the relationship between global security and health. At the same time the institute works to identify international and institutional barriers that prevent the most disadvantaged populations from gaining access to innovation and improved health. The natural context of this work is in the debates on financing, institutional structure, safety, and innovation that take place in international forums. New contributions, new forums for debate and new decision strategies are needed and in the future these must involve the participation of both public and private actors to open the door to new responses and alternative voices focusing on the priority aspects of the global health agenda.
Through this project, ISGlobal also responds to the growing interest in generating knowledge in the fields of research, training and advisory expertise in diplomatic negotiations involving health issues.