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OASP 2035 - Strategies, Policy-making and Governance in Global Health

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Today, most countries face important challenges, not only but very prominently in the area of Global Health. For the last 20 years, health has risen to the top of the agenda of world political and economic Leaders and meetings, the G8, the G20, Davos Economic Forum, The World Trade Organisation, UN Security Council, General Assembly, and ECOSOC, but also within the European Union institutions and its now 28 EU Member States. Various instances are discussing innovative financing instruments for development, especially with respect to the fight against HIV/Aids, as well as to strengthening health systems. Malnutrition and food security, pandemics, poor results in maternal and child health, insufficient access to medicines and water, scarcity of human resources and capacities, weak governance, insufficient progress in aid effectiveness, to name a few, have become major concerns which are shared world-wide. A specialization in Global Health based at the School of International Affairs in Paris is even more relevant since most of the students are international students, many of them involved, or to be, in various public and private instances dealing with law, business, economics and development, foreign aid and diplomacy issues or global security, as well as humanitarian matters in conflict and post-conflict settings. The objective of this course offered, is to train future high and top-level leaders to deal with complex health risks within a moving aid architecture at global level. Actors and stakeholders in Global Health, at country or global levels, are many, which raise issues on respective mandates and contributions to combat diseases and build health systems. Students will improve their knowledge on: issues at stake with regard to the population, health situation and systems at country level, how countries have responded over the history and how they are currently dealing with major health issues, how international public and private institutions contribute to making aid more effective in health and help countries cope with effectiveness and performance issues. This course has a special focus on policy-making and how decisions are made in a complex governance history and context. As the Lecturer Dominique Kerouedan is now working as a medical doctor in a social centre in the city of Paris, taking care of migrants, street people and drug users, in a multidisciplinary way, with regard to social and health rights, access to health and coverage, administrative status, housing opportunities, etc., the course partly focuses on these issues as well, which are indeed part of the Global Health arena. In addition to this course, PSIA students will be offered another course in the Fall, “Health systems assessment and humanitarian health interventions” with Karl Blanchet from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, followed by a series of focused courses in the Spring, on the following: Pandemics outbreak and control, Financing health strategies, Global Hunger, Global Health and Research, Health systems strengthening, non-State actors' contribution to health, environment and health, etc. Besides, students are invited to interact, share information, documents, international events, internship and job opportunities in the field of Global health, on the course's egroup “worldhealth”:, founded in 2007, administered by a former student, Max Morel. This course is a mix of theoretical and practical contents. The Professor' s experience is mainly in Sub Saharan Africa (a various range of countries), Madagascar, the Caribbean region, Pakistan-Afghanistan border (Afghan refugees), Thailand-Myanmar border (Karen refugees).


KEROUEDAN, Dominique (Independent Expert International Health)

Pedagogical format

Power point presentations, discussions on reading, video projection followed by a debate, etc.

Course validation

Students are invited to contribute in the following: - attend and participate in class (25%). Maximum 2 absences are tolerated, and should be justified ; - take a written Test at the end of the semester (75%); Students' initiatives and presentations will be valued. Based on lessons learned throughout the semester, the Test consists in dealing with several case studies whereby the students are confronted to real health and development situations and invited to share how they would react and deal with the given health challenges and issues (policy and strategy-wise).

Required reading

  • (D. Kerouedan, J. Brunet-Jailly, eds). Santé internationale, enjeu stratégique, jeux diplomatiques, Les Presses de Sciences Po, 2016.
  • D. Kerouedan. Géopolitique de la santé mondiale. Juin 2013.
  • Médecine tropicale (
  • Santé internationale: les enjeux de santé au Sud. Les Presses de Sciences Po, 2011.