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Navigating Politics: Why Do We Need Consistent Policy Engagement in the GPEI?

In this lecture, Yodi Mahendradhata explains how global disease control programs can be highly political. (Step 3.9)

Yodi Mahendradhata, MD, MSc, PhD, FRSPH Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

A global disease control program, such as the GPEI, with a vast network of stakeholders can become a highly political affair. Here we outline some of the challenges and unintended outcomes of navigating politics, as well as strategies to address and overcome these barriers.

Once you have completed the lecture, revisit the organogram on slide 2 and at minute-marker 0:20 in the lecture.

Design an organogram for the political dynamics in your own country. Please highlight where complexities, pushes, and pulls are. Then post your organograms in Padlet.

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