Week 1 - Introduction to Global Health

Dr Chris Willott
Dr Chris Willott
Chris Willott is Lecturer in Global Health Education at the King’s Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships.

Week 1

In our first lecture Dr. Chris Willot outlines the complex nature of Global Health from its philosophical underpinnings to its practical considerations. This lecture seeks to define a working definition of the subject whilst also exploring its relevance today.

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Suggested Articles

Decolonizing global health: what should be the target of this movement and where does it lead us?

Kwete, Xiaoxiao; Tang, Kun; et al.

Global Health Research and Policy, 7, 2022


DOI: 10.1186/s41256-022-00237-3


Education of health professionals for the 21st century: a global independent Commission
Bhutta, Zulfiqar A; Chen, Lincoln; et al.

The Lancet, 375, 2010

DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60450-3


Global health learning outcomes for medical students in the UK. Johnson, Oliver;

Lou Bailey, Sarah et al.

The Lancet, 379, 2012

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61582-1


'Global health': meaning what?

Taylor, Sebastian

BMJ Global Health 3, 20§8

DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000843


Towards a common definition of global health.

Rey, Jeff; Koplan, P; et al.

The Lancet, 373, 2009

DOI: 10.1016/S0140


Suggested Further Reading:

The health gap: the challenge of an unequal world. Marmot, Michael. Bloomsbury 2015

Global Health and Global Health Ethics. Solomon Benatar, Gillian Brock. Cambridge University Press 2011

Governing Global Health; Who Runs the World and Why? Clinton, Chelsea; Sridhar, Devi. Oxford University Press, 2017

Reimagining global health: an introduction. Farmer, Paul. University of California Press 2013


The WHO Global Health Observatory


The UN SDGs [Goal 3 Good Health and Well Being]