Beyond One Health

Challenging Innovations in Global Health

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Date(s) - 14/11/2017 - 16/11/2017
All day

This first meeting of the Norwegian-Russian  Academic Network will be dedicated to the theme Beyond One Health. Challenging Innovations in Global Health.  Participatory Public Health Centre is a partner in the network.

Global Health has become a key concept for innovation and health policy making. However, concepts, metrics and practices used in global health have also led to multiple exclusions: Firstly, there are better known and articulated exclusions, such as stratification in access to healthcare, marginalized or forgotten populations, people with neglected diseases or affected by environmental hazards. Secondly, there are other exclusions, such as diverse knowledges and different perspectives on health and disease.

Some of those epistemic regimes have recently been challenged by including more than human actors, for instance in One Health approaches, or in concepts of ecosystem health and planetary health. Yet – thirdly – attempts to integrate at a global scale can also produce further exclusions, such as anthropocentric views or lack sufficient attention to power relations.

At the workshop we will draw on a number of disciplines and research areas, i.e. STS, social studies of biomedicine, disability studies, history of public health and postcolonial studies in order to open up for the politics of innovation in global health. We open up to novel initiatives in and beyond citizen science, do-it-yourself movements and social media publics, which articulate health matters in novel ways.

Cases/themes may include but are by no means limited to new approaches to community health, metrics in global health, appropriations of technoscience, new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, antimicrobial resistance, systems biology, precision medicine, e-health and m-health, robotics in healthcare provision. By examining processes of inclusion and exclusion and the formation of new publics, we aim at situating health innovations and critically engage with Global Health and One Health approaches.