How is globalization affecting the determinants of health, health care systems and the ethos and practice of medicine? What are the effects of global governance ???of??? and ???for??? health and how do new international actors and transnational development cooperation impact on the balance of power and global decision-making? In particular, what role should Italian universities play to have some relevance on the new global context? Answering these crucial questions means raising the issue of the social responsibility of the University as an institution, and not just of the School of Medicine. The process of internationalization of Italian academic institutions provides the chance to (re)-discover from a global perspective the ethical and social motivations that are at the foundation of health professionals??? education. It is also an opportunity to emphasize the importance of ???global citizenship???, promoting equity and the right to health, the central themes of the new paradigm of Global Health. The document of the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS), ???Global Health: Guiding Principles for the Italian Cooperation (2009)???, although not free from internal institutional contradictions, provides important insights into the University???s mission to combine production and reproduction of knowledge with the moral duty to strengthen the ownership and capacities of vulnerable populations in identifying their health needs and assessing the quality of services, according to an approach that encourages the participation of communities in the protection their own health. In this sense, it is essential to support the crucial process of transformation of practices and everyday interactions between individuals, inside and outside the University.

THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY IN THE GLOBAL HEALTH STRATEGIES OF THE ITALIAN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

MISSONI, EDUARDO
2014

Abstract

How is globalization affecting the determinants of health, health care systems and the ethos and practice of medicine? What are the effects of global governance ???of??? and ???for??? health and how do new international actors and transnational development cooperation impact on the balance of power and global decision-making? In particular, what role should Italian universities play to have some relevance on the new global context? Answering these crucial questions means raising the issue of the social responsibility of the University as an institution, and not just of the School of Medicine. The process of internationalization of Italian academic institutions provides the chance to (re)-discover from a global perspective the ethical and social motivations that are at the foundation of health professionals??? education. It is also an opportunity to emphasize the importance of ???global citizenship???, promoting equity and the right to health, the central themes of the new paradigm of Global Health. The document of the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS), ???Global Health: Guiding Principles for the Italian Cooperation (2009)???, although not free from internal institutional contradictions, provides important insights into the University???s mission to combine production and reproduction of knowledge with the moral duty to strengthen the ownership and capacities of vulnerable populations in identifying their health needs and assessing the quality of services, according to an approach that encourages the participation of communities in the protection their own health. In this sense, it is essential to support the crucial process of transformation of practices and everyday interactions between individuals, inside and outside the University.
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