It looks like Columbia University is creating a new journal of Global Health (URL here: http://www.ghjournal.org/). It claims that it will be more solutions oriented. There is a call for submissions to the first edition right now. I will be interested to see what the themes will break down to be. What strikes me about Global Health is that the field work is done in 'silos' -- by disease. Of course this is often driven by funding sources. Polio-interested money drives polio campaigns regardless of other contextual problems which might be more urgent. And I'm not picking on Polio campaigns, just using that as an example.
Haven't had a chance to read this yet, but the Harvard Political Review has a pretty good overview of the debate about the militarization of aid. What's amazing about this issue is that it's one sided. The military really doesn't have a view about it. I suppose if aid agencies started fighting wars, the defense department might have some heartache.
Gail is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, holds an MA in Journalism and a Master's in Public Health and a Master's Certificate from the Naval Postgraduate School in Security, Stability and Development in Complex Operations. She'd like to eventually get a PhD. She has been following the use of U.S. military health capabilities for nation building and health diplomacy for several years and recently decided to blog about it. This blog is intended to build a resource of relevant news, documents and other online content. The views expressed here are personal and do not reflect those of any agency.