Usher Institute

Healthy and sustainable futures exhibition

The Global Health Governance Programme, led by Professor Devi Sridhar, is hosting a week long exhibition the first week in April 2019 entitled “Healthy and Sustainable Futures”.


Playfair Library

The exhibition will be held in the Playfair Library and will launch on Monday the 1st April 2019 at 4pm.

The opening event on the 1st April will be hosted by Dr Gemma Flynn and will include a welcome from the Principal Peter Mathieson, talks from Professor Devi Sridhar, Head of College Moira Whyte and Michael Miller from Advantage - Edinburgh's Disability Tennis Programme

Read more about Advantage - Edinburgh's Disability Tennis Programme on their website

Open exhibition and talks

Every day from Tuesday to Friday the exhibition will be open to the public from 10-4pm and there will be 2 sessions each day at 9.30am and 1.30pm where each of our 4 core research team will give a short session including hands on craft activities for children broadly related to their topic of research.

The children attending these sessions will be selected through our Widening Participation initiative at the University.

Widening Participation initiative at the University of Edinburgh

Engaging the public

The main purpose of the exhibition itself is to engage and educate the public. We would like the children (and adults with them) to take away a better understanding of what Global Health means for the future. Waitrose Comely Bank have kindly agreed to sponsor the fruit and snacks for the children involved.


Read more on the Global Health Governance Programme website

Register to join in

Launch event

Eventbrite link for the launch event on the 1st April

Public Lectures


Health in Haiti by Dr Felix Stein Tuesday 2nd April, 4pm

“Why do people in Haiti not have drinking water but people in the UK do? And how do you control a disease like the cholera in a country that runs mostly on fetching water with a bucket? I’ll speak about both of these questions and end on why it is important (and fun) to be a global health researcher.”

Eventbrite registration link for Felix Stein's lecture


Universal Health Coverage by Dr Marlee Tichenor Wednesday 3rd April, 4pm

“How would you define universal health coverage? Do you think of health care as a human right? In this lecture, I will talk about what universal health coverage has come to mean in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Senegal, providing three different trajectories and ideologies of who is responsible for one’s health and the role of the state in a population’s health.”

Eventbrite registration link for Marlee Tichenor's lecture


Declining maternal and child health mortality in the world: Insights from the UK, US and India by Genevie Fernandes Thursday 4th April, 4pm

Globally, maternal and child mortality rates have rapidly declined over the last three decades. In this lecture, I will talk about the key reasons for this improvement in maternal and child health in the world. I will use three country cases - United Kingdom, the United States and India, to discuss what works and what does not work in improving maternal and child health.

Eventbrite registration link for Genevie Fernandes' lecture