Special Issue "Social Science Perspectives in Global Health: Insights and Analysis of Issues at the Margins"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 44057
Interests: medical anthropology; global health; neglected diseases; conflict; migration; refugees; mental health; non-communicable diseases
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Interests: health systems strengthening; gender equity; participatory and qualitative research; urban contexts; fragility; neglected tropical diseases
Interests: health systems strengthening; neglected tropical diseases, disaster relief and management; community engagement and involvement; qualitative research
Interests: social learning; gender studies; community engagement; higher education management; behaviour assessment
We are calling for papers whose theoretical, methodological, and substantive approaches advance social science approaches to address issues that are frequently marginalised or neglected in global health. This Special Issue aims to offer a space for health topics, geographical areas, individuals and communities, which are all too often vulnerable and neglected in global health research, policy, and practice. We are interested in social science papers which focus on neglected health areas, neglected communities, and neglected contexts.
We are calling for research that explores and builds the evidence base for health equity and people centred approaches to health systems strengthening in these neglected topic areas. We invite researchers from academic and practitioner communities, and we particularly welcome papers that are led by researchers based in the Global South.
Papers should take forward innovative, inclusive, and participatory approaches, partnering or co-producing with communities and stakeholders whose ideas are often less visible and shared, and in some contexts deliberately silenced. We are particularly interested in and encourage submission of papers that explore issues in gender equity, disability, justice, intersectionality and/or decolonisation. Papers can be from a specific context or can offer a comparative approach and can also include discussion on the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped inequalities and exclusions.
Papers need to be underpinned by social science approaches, knowledge, or methods in global health research.
Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
- Focus on equity, people-centred approaches, health systems strengthening and accountability
- Focus on neglected health areas: neglected and stigmatising diseases
- Focus on neglected people: communities in underserved or unserved areas, people with disability, migrant workers, adolescents, waste pickers, sex workers, refugees, migrants, displaced communities amongst others whose occupations and status may expose them to vulnerable health environments
- Focus on neglected contexts: fragile and shock prone contexts, marginalised rural areas and informal settlements/slums, conflict areas
- Focus on social scientific methodological approaches in global health: co-production/inclusive methodologies/participatory approaches/partnership with marginalised individuals, households, communities and intersectional analysis
Prof. Dr. Lisa Dikomitis
Prof. Dr. Sally Theobald
Dr. F. Zeela Zaizay
Dr. Zenawi Zerihun
Dr. Shrutika Murthy
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