Global health philanthropy: is it too much or not enough?

About The Webinar

At $46 billion each year, philanthropy spends more on health-related causes than anything else. As the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, philanthropy has provided critical funding of vaccine development, medical equipment, mutual aid, social welfare, and global health infrastructure. But how the largest foundations interact with governments, international bodies and pharmaceutical companies is the subject of intense debate.

​​​​​​​To mark the publication of Alliance’s new issue on global health philanthropy, this webinar explores whether money for global health is going to where its most needed, and who gets to decide.

  • Who are the most significant funders of global health and how do they operate?

  • Has global public health been neglected at the expense of medicine? 

  • What can philanthropy do to stand up for international co-operation and solidarity?

  • Should philanthropy prioritise neglected areas such as mental health and sexual health?

  • Does the global health philanthropy sector need to undergo a process of decolonisation?

  • Charles Keidan

    Alliance magazine (Moderator)

  • Julia Greenberg

    Open Society Foundations

  • Aggrey Aluso

    Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

  • Steven Allen

    Validity Foundation

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