Online Program

Role of academia in improving aid effectiveness in global health

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, School of Health Sciences and Practice, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
What is the role of academia in promoting or hindering aid effectiveness? This presentation  aims to address the crucial role played by academia in the past two decades especially after the Paris,  Ghana and Busan high level meetings on aid effectiveness. Academic institutions are at the cross roads especially at present in reference to areas of global sustainable development and improving aid to those in need. The role of academia and educational institutions cannot be underestimated in the development of the agenda MDGs which have been recognized as the turning point in focusing on improving societal well-being through team work and partnering at grass roots. The power of academia in transforming the landscape of donor largesse and funding has been recognized by multiple stakeholders especially the private sector and the United Nations. This recognition has culminated in multilevel partnering with academia. An example of this is the initiative launched by the United Nations known as United Nations Academic Impact in 2009 which is a global forum and has been able to leverage the expertise and skill sets of its academic partners in improving assistance and in improving it at many levels to those who need it the most. That being said, as every other industry, academia is not hundred percent successful in improving aid effectiveness in global health and often there are pitfalls and outcomes may not be as effective as desired, but this should not be an impediment for Donors, Foundations  Governments , NGOS and the UN agencies to partner with Academic institutions in increasing aid effectiveness and service delivery in promoting  global health

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the role played by academia in strategic allocation of aid Explain the importance of academia as a major stake holder in global health promotion

Keyword(s): Activism, Public/Private Partnerships

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have presented in various national and international conferences in health. I have over 28 years of experience working as a physician , public health practioner and professor. I am widely published
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.