Shifting Paradigm: How the BRICS are Reshaping Global Health and Development
Global Health Strategies Initiatives (GHSi) BRICS report - March 2012
According to the GHSi: “….The report was released in the lead-up to the 4th BRICS Summit (28-29 March,New Delhi).
It takes an in-depth look at the increasingly important roles Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are playing to advance health and development in the world’s poorest countries. … ” (p.5)
An overview of BRICS foreign assistance can be seen in the graphic below from GHSi, which is further detailed in the report.
“There is an urgent need for new resources and innovation in global health, and the world is looking to the BRICS and other emerging economies for greater leadership in these areas. As these countries invest more in global health and R&D, it is clear that their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and are shaped by their own experiences, philosophies and interests. It is also clear that the BRICS and other emerging economies will play an increasingly important role in driving access to new health technologies and services.
Shifting Paradigm comprises part of a larger GHSi project focused on the intersections between major growth economies and global health.
This report presents findings from a qualitative and quantitative survey of present and future efforts by Brazil, Russia, India,China and South improve global health. It examines these roles within the broader context of international development and foreign assistance, though health remains the primary focus. This report also includes a brief look at other emerging powers beyond the BRICS that have potential to impact major global health issues.
The goal was to examine existing BRICS assistance programs and contributions to health innovation in order to identify opportunities for the BRICS and other emerging powers to expand upon their achievements and increase their contributions to improving health in the poorest countries.” (p.5-6).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Brazil’s International Cooperation
Brazil’s Health Cooperation
Brazilian Innovation and Implications for Global Health
Russia’s Foreign Assistance
Russia’s Health Assistance
Russian Innovation and Implications for Global Health
India’s Foreign Assistance
India’s Health Assistance
Indian Innovation and Implications for Global Health
China’s Foreign Assistance
China’s Health Assistance
Chinese Innovation and Implications for Global Health
6. South Africa
South Africa Overview
South Africa’s Foreign Assistance
South Africa’s Health Assistance and Impact
on Global Health Innovation
7. Beyond BRICS
8. Key Findings and Conclusions