Tuesday, March 27, 2012

[EQ] Shifting Paradigm: How the BRICS are Reshaping Global Health and Development

Shifting Paradigm:
How the BRICS are Reshaping Global Health and Development

Global Health Strategies Initiatives (GHSi) March 2012

Available online PDF [108] at: http://bit.ly/H9hi0Q

"….The report was released in the lead-up to the 4th BRICS Summit (28-29 March, New Delhi).

It takes an in-depth look at the increasingly important roles BrazilRussia, India, China and South Africa are playing to advance health and development in the world's poorest countries.

There is an urgent need for new resources and innovation in global health, and the world is looking to the BRICS and other emerging economies for greater leadership in these areas. As these countries invest more in global health and R&D, it is clear that their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and are shaped by their own experiences, philosophies and interests. It is also clear that the BRICS and other emerging economies will play an increasingly important role in driving access to new health technologies and services. 

Shifting Paradigm comprises part of a larger GHSi project focused on the intersections between major growth economies and global health.


This report presents findings from a qualitative and quantitative survey of present and future

efforts by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South

Africa to improve global health. It examines these

roles within the broader context of international


Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Brazil

Brazil Overview

Brazil's International Cooperation

Brazil's Health Cooperation

Brazilian Innovation and Implications for Global Health

3. Russia

Russia Overview

Russia's Foreign Assistance

Russia's Health Assistance

Russian Innovation and Implications for Global Health

4. India

India Overview

India's Foreign Assistance

India's Health Assistance

Indian Innovation and Implications for Global Health

5. China

China Overview

China's Foreign Assistance

China's Health Assistance

Chinese Innovation and Implications for Global Health

6. South Africa

South Africa Overview

South Africa's Foreign Assistance

South Africa's Health Assistance and Impact

on Global Health Innovation

7. Beyond BRICS

8. Key Findings and Conclusions



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