Pierre Fournier, MD, MSc
Globalhealth research is an emerging field which is experiencing
significant development and which has a variety of research agendas
in which this theme’s researchers are active.
Our various projects are focused on research questions related to
the evaluation of changes to health systems (service delivery and
mechanisms that facilitate access) and to world public health
programs aimed at examining the links between poverty and health
and at reducing disease burden (HIV/AIDS, maternal
These questions converge around a larger perspective of the
analysis of the links between policies, vulnerability and health.
These research activities have a significant knowledge-transfer
component intended to promote good practices and to strengthen the
capacities of low- and medium-income partner countries. The
Teasdale Corti team – Vulnerability and health – groups
many researchers working in these areas.
This research is conducted in Africa, Asia and Latin America and in
connection with International Health Unit for operational and
Some of our sub-themes :
• Evaluation of public health policies
• Health, poverty and vulnerability in the context of
• Maternal mortality and obstetric care systems
• Equity and health services financing (exemptions, mutual
health insurances, etc.)
• HIV/AIDS, access to anti-retrovirals
• Equity of access to vaccination and to health services
• Human resources (workforce planning, development of human
• Chronic diseases and access to health care
• Health, basic education, and childhood development Graduate
training and the development of young researchers are central to
this theme’s activities.