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Now what? Global health between COVIDs

Friday, September 22, 2023 - from 15h00 to 16h30

Hybrid - 2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 1135 (11th floor) or Via ZOOM

Anat Rosenthal


Anat Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Department of Health Policy and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev



Speaker Bio:

Anat Rosenthal is a Medical Anthropologist and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Tamar Golan Africa Center at Ben- Gurion University of the Negev. Her research focuses on global health policy and healthcare delivery in resource-limited environments.

Rosenthal completed her PhD in Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2009) and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (2009-2010). She was also a Lady Davis Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011-2012), and an MHERC Fellow at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) at McGill University (2012-2015). She has conducted fieldwork in Israel, Malawi and Zimbabwe on the social and cultural effects of AIDS, healthcare delivery in resource-limited settings, the impact of climate changes on health services, national and international health policy, and undocumented migration.

Rosenthal’s work has been published in journals in medical anthropology, public health, and medicine, and her book on the rollout of HIV care in Malawi titled Health on Delivery: The Rollout of Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi was published by Routledge in 2017.


Almost four years into COVID-19, the dust is settling on the impact of the pandemic on global health theory and practice, and the lessons (not)learned. Drawing from ongoing research projects, and personal observations and frustrations, this paper reflects on global health as an analytical framework and worldview through the lens of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on notions of the global community, history’s lessons, and solidarity.

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