The world health landscape is characterized by difficulties of access to goods and services, as well as deficiencies in the quality and effectiveness of health systems actions. These characteristics affect particular parts of the population of poor countries that, besides the economic shortage, suffer from the insecurity of other social sectors. Even in rich countries, such problems afflict markedly poorer segments of society, both those who gather on the urban fringe as those who live in remote or scattered areas. In almost all countries, the consequences of non-rational incorporation of technological innovations become increasingly more severe .
Another feature of this scenario in historical perspective is the paradoxical contrast between the living conditions of mankind and the scientific, technological and economic advancement. Such progress has deepened the inequality between those who have access to the benefits of development and those facing more with their burden.
The proposal of the course meets the need for deepening thoughts, between the academic community and policy makers/implementers of public policies, about the increasing importance of these processes in the context of international relations.
The course will take place in conjunction with sessions of the Cycle of Debates on Bioethics, Diplomacy and Public Health, which will have the general theme: “Science Technology Development & Innovation vis-à-vis the Inequalities between Countries: what international cooperation in health has to do with it?”.