Health and Foreign Policy

Health is more prominent on global policy agendas now than it has been in decades. Global funding for health has increased and global health concerns have gained more prominence in foreign policy discourse.  There is broad and growing support for health arguments in foreign policy deliberations. But how should such arguments be framed? What are the motivations behind different foreign policy directions, how is health positioned in diplomatic and policy conversations and how is health in foreign policy viewed from the perspective of those who are directly involved? Global health’s framing and positioning in foreign policy is partly determined by the capacities and skills of its health diplomats and the policy framing arguments they choose to emphasize.

1st Meeting of the International Research Team Studying Global Health Diplomacy (2015)