EG4Health was set up following the launch of the report of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in London last year and in the wake of the international financial crisis. Its current coordinators are:
David McCoy is a Malaysian-born doctor with 18 years of clinical and health systems experience in low and middle income countries. He was the Managing Editor for both Global Health Watch reports and is a Senior Clinical Associate at the Centre for International Health and Development, University College London.
David Woodward is an independent consultant and author based in Cambodia. He is a former development economist at the WHO and former assistant to the UK Executive Director to the IMF and World Bank.
Patrick Lee is an internal medicine physician based in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and in Rwanda where he works as a Clinical Mentor and Medical Writer for Partners In Health.
Andrew Harmer is a Research Assistant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research is directed towards global health partnerships and initiatives, global health governance, and globalisation and health.
Others also coordinating EG4Health are Andy Guise (a PhD student attached to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and working in South Africa), Rhona MacDonald (senior editor at the Lancet), Taavi Tillmann (a postgraduate psychology student from University College London), Laura and Brian Devlin (two GPs from Scotland who are on their way to work in Latin America) and Roberto De Vogli (a Lecturer in social epidemiology and global health at University College London).
But we need more help! In particular, we need help to coordinate specific and focused campaigns, for example, on individual G8 governments or on the World Bank and IMF. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
The initiative has so far been based on informal voluntary efforts, but we will be developing clearer guidelines about the management and coordination of this initiative in due course.