NGOs: problem or solution in global health?
Non-government organizations (NGOs) are key actors in global health programmes and can have considerable influence over development policy. They are often viewed as the most flexible and effective actors for delivering health activities and as key advocates in global health. But do NGOs strengthen or fragment health systems? How do we know if they are effective? Can international NGOs be truly accountable to the people they claim to serve? In this Global Health Lab we will explore whether NGOs are part of the problem or part of the solution in global health.
Come and join the debate!
Chairs: Richard Horton, The Lancet and Martin McKee, ECOHOST and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Speakers: Mohga Kamal-Yanni, Oxfam; Michael Jennings, SOAS; Kirsty Newman, UK Department for International Development
The Lancet and ECOHOST – The Centre for Health and Social Change on behalf of LSHTM have teamed up to present Global Health Lab, a series of focussed discussions on key global health challenges facing the international community today. Global Health Lab aims to provide a forum for lively debate and to exchange ideas that will push forward both research and policy agendas.