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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Maria Berta Ecija

Maria Berta

Lecturer in Global Public Health

Centre: Centre for Public Health & Policy



I am a Lecturer in Global Public Health, teaching on Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health.

My research focuses on understanding the relation between foreign policy and health - particularly looking at international cooperation in health and the role of security, trade and human rights in the decision-making around health at the international level. My main area of expertise within that framework relies on South-South Cooperation in health, specially with regards to Brazil as a global health player.


Research Interests:

  • Foreign policy and health
  • South-South cooperation in health
  • International technical cooperation in health
  • Global health diplomacy
  • Brazilian foreign policy in health
  • HIV/AIDS international cooperation


Featured publications

Ecija, MB. (2022). Podcast: Our World: We got this: In conversation about how foreign policy interacts with health. King’s College London. Host: Anthony Pereira.

Ecija, MB. (2021). Hora de revisitar as boas licoes do passado. Revista: Problemas Brasileiros.

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