The Drivers and Outcomes of Global Health Diplomacy

The Drivers and Outcomes of Global Health Diplomacy

Lessons from Brazilian Health Cooperation in Mozambique

By Maria Berta Ecija

Anthem Brazilian Studies

This book investigates the Brazilian health cooperation in Mozambique through the implementation of a pharmaceutical factory in Maputo.

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December 2023

£25.00, $35.00

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December 2023

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About This Book

This book looks at the Brazilian international cooperation in health with Mozambique under the South-South Cooperation (SSC) context. It explores the particularities, processes, and interests embedded in the cooperation between these two countries under the lenses of the field of Global Health Diplomacy (GHD). It seeks to understand the profile of each country as a global health actor. While also looking at the main security, economic and trade, and human rights interests of these countries.  It particularly focuses on their cooperation in the HIV/AIDS front. In that sense, this research counts with an in-depth analysis of the implementation of an ARV factory in Mozambique, Sociedade Mocambicana de Medicamentos (SMM).
This research is insightful for those interested in understanding the main aspects that influence decision-making in global health from a Global South perspective, looking at  HIV/AIDS and the establishment of the SSM in Mozambique, as a result of the SSC in health with Brazil. Furthermore, it provides a useful framework for researchers interested in understanding how health and foreign policy are related to each other in different contexts and power relations. 


Drawing on detailed and in-depth studies of Mozambique and Brazil, this book reveals a complex array of South-South interactions on the timely concern of health and diplomacy. It offers valuable insights to scholars as well as policy and practice communities with attention to both national and international factors across time and how these underpin global power dynamics.’Dr Eka Ikpe, Reader and Director, African Leadership Centre, King’s College London

Author Information

Maria Berta Ecija holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London in Global Affairs. Her work focuses on International Relations and health, looking at the different power dynamics involved in health-related negotiations and decision-making. She is a lecturer in Global Public Health at Queen Mary University of London. 


Anthem Brazilian Studies

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction and Methodology; 2. Literature Review on Global Health Diplomacy – Brazil and Mozambique; 3. Brazil and Global Health Diplomacy; 4. Mozambique’s Foreign and Health Policy; 5. Case Study of Sociedade Moçambicana de Medicamentos; 6. Analysis and Outcomes; 7. Conclusion; Post-script: COVID-19 Disclaimer ; Bibliography; Index


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