Author Archives: Global Health Governance

Special Issue: Reform of the World Health Organization

Volume XI, No. 1 Reform of the World Health Organization Guest Editors: Tine Hanrieder and Adam Kamradt-Scott ; Introduction: Same, same but different: Reforming the World Health Organization in an age […]

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Same, same but different: Reforming the World Health Organization in an age of public scrutiny…

By Tine Hanrieder and Adam Kamradt-Scott As the World Health Organization (WHO) enters its 70th year of existence, a new director-general assumes the helm of the intergovernmental organization for their […]

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Provoking Barriers: The 2014 Ebola Outbreak and Unintended Consequences of WHO’s Power to…

By Catherine Z. Worsnop One aim of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 is to discourage the use of overly restrictive barriers because these measures incentivize […]

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Accountability, international law, and the World Health Organization: A need for reform?

By Mark Eccleston-Turner and Scarlett McArdle Recently the World Health Organization (henceforward WHO) has received significant criticism for its choice of action, as well as on occasion its inaction, with […]

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Successful Governance Reform and Its Consequences: How the Historical Drive for Shorter…

By Julian Eckl The paper argues the working methods of the World Health Assembly (WHA) have been a recurrent object of reform discussions and that the vision that WHAs should […]

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Commentary: The World Health Organization’s Historic Moment of Peril and Promise: Reimaging…

By Lawrence O. Gostin The United Nations created the World Health Organization (WHO) as its first specialized agency in 1948. This was a time of enormous promise for the world, […]

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Courage, Vision and Independence – Qualities needed for the Next Director-General of the…

By Tikki Pang and Gianna Gayle Herrera Amul at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore ; photo credit: Logo of the World Health Organization via […]

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Special Issue: Political Science in Global Health

Special Issue: Political Science in Global Health Volume X, No. 3 (Winter 2016) Special Guest Editor: Eduardo J. Gómez, King’s College London Full Text Introduction: The State of Political Science Research in […]

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Framing Global Health as Human Rights: Learning from the Case of HIV/AIDS

By Joshua W Busby and Ethan B Kapstein Framing is a central mechanism in the social movements literature. Human rights frames are thought to be an especially potent form of […]

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Ideas and Policy Implementation: Understanding the Resistance against Free Health Care in…

By Daniel Béland and Valéry Ridde Contributing to this special issue of Global Health Governance on “Political Science in Global Health,” this exploratory article draws attention to the potential role […]

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Introduction: The State of Political Science Research in Global Health Politics and Policy

By Eduardo J. Gómez Over the past two decades, the study of the politics of global health has become an increasingly popular and important scholarly topic. A host of social scientists, […]

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Health Security and The International Politics of Zimbabwe’s Cholera Outbreak, 2008-09

By Simukai Chigudu In 2008, Zimbabwe was engulfed by a devastating cholera outbreak resulting in an unprecedented 98,000 cases and over 4,000 deaths. Cholera, however, was much more than a […]

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Connecting Global Goals to Local Priorities

By Duff Gillespie, Michelle Hawks Cuellar, Sarah Whitmarsh, Alison Bodenheimer and Sabrina Karklins Like other global initiatives, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have had mixed results. One reason […]

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Constitutions, Civil Society, and the Politics of Pro-Poor Health Insurance Programs in the…

By Eduardo J. Gómez In recent years, several emerging economies, such as India, China, Russia, and Indonesia, have introduced national health insurance programs targeting the poor, safeguarding them from increased […]

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