June 27, 2019

In May, the Annals of Global Health published a Special Collection that explores the intersection between governance and public health.

Effective governance and public health are important pillars of a healthy society. When governance is fair, effective, and equitable, population health outcomes are higher, life spans are longer, infectious diseases can be controlled and the environment is healthier. When governance fails, public health outcomes decline. It is no accident that the last case of smallpox occurred in war-torn Somalia, or that measles rates are higher in Pakistan and polio in Syria.

Join us on June 27 when we discuss what happens, and what needs to happen, on the nexus of governance and public health.


Eric Goosby, MD, Director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy, Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Matthew Kavanagh, PhD, Director of the Global Health Policy and Governance Initiative, O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University

Sara L.M. (Meg) Davis, PhD, Senior Fellow, Graduate Institute’s Global Health Centre and Anthropology & Sociology Department


Philip J. Landrigan, MD MSc, FAAP, Director of Global Public Health, Boston College