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Policy and Practice Issue 34 Call for Contributors: Development Education and Health

Centre for Global Education is inviting contributions to Issue 34 of our bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review on the theme: “Development Education and Health”.  Authors are invited to contribute articles on excellence in health practice in the global South, including for example the Cuban health system, free at the point of delivery and regarded as a template to study given its integration with research and development. These models of good practice and the debate on health education and healthcare have a heightened importance in the context of COVID-19.  What does the new ‘normal’ represent in terms of health and what can development education contribute to this debate locally and globally?

Contributors could consider, through empirical work or theoretical discussion the following: 

  • President Michael D Higgins has suggested that ‘the role of the state in society will be re-evaluated’ in the wake of COVID-19.  What does that mean in the context of healthcare? 
  • What are the implications of COVID-19 for global health and how can health assets of global importance such as the vaccines be made accessible to poor countries? 
  • How can we create a healthcare system as a public good with universal access for all at the point of delivery?  What lessons can be learned from the pandemic?
  • What are the synergies between health education and development education?  How can DE widen the debate on health?
  • What can we learn about healthcare from the global South?  Are their case studies of good practice that can be incorporated into DE practice?
  • How can DE foster health solidarity and a sharing of practice between the global North and South?
  • What is the cause of COVID-19 and how do we prevent future pandemics?

Authors interested in submitting an article to Issue 34 should send a 300-word abstract to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, by Friday, 29 October 2021.  Please email:  The submission date for commissioned articles is Friday, 10 December 2021.  

The full Call for Contributors is available at:

Contact details for the journal

For further information on the journal contact:
Stephen McCloskey,
Centre for Global Education,
9 University Street, Belfast BT7 1FY
Tel: (0044) 2890 241879

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