Author Archives: Global Health Governance

Special Issue: The Role of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions in Accelerating the…

Volume XI, No. 2 ; Autumn 2017: Special Issue ; The Role of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions in Accelerating the Implementation of the Health-Related SDGs ; The Role of Health Policy Think Tanks in Accelerating the Implementation of the SDGs in East and Southern Africa Francis Omaswa and Patrick Kadama The 2030 Agenda, Sustainable […]

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The Role of Health Policy Think Tanks in Accelerating the Implementation of the SDGs in East…

Francis Omaswa and Patrick Kadama African countries gained independence from colonial rule with high expectations for their futures. Indeed, the early post-independence years showed much promise in many countries, with a scaling-up of education, healthcare, other social services and infrastructure development. This optimism, however, dissipated from the mid-1970s onwards due to a combination of internal […]

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The 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals and Think Tanks in Latin America

Paulo M. Buss, Luiz Augusto C. Galvão, Sebastian Tobar and Luiz Eduardo Fonseca The Latin American health sector has had difficulty embracing and integrating global agendas defined at high-level meetings, such as Rio 92, Agenda 21, the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The health sector has preferred to define and follow its […]

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The Sustainable Development Goals in the Central America Region: Current Situation, Challenges…

Walter Flores The Central American region includes 7 countries and 43 million inhabitants. The region is highly unequal both across and between countries. Whereas Costa Rica and Panama present a high human development index, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua have the largest percentage of the population living in poverty, including high maternal and child mortality. The […]

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The Role of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions in Implementing Health-Related SDGs in North…

Yanzhong Huang North America faces unique challenges in implementing health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs), no less because two high-income countries in the region (United States and Canada) themselves have only partially met the health-related SDG targets. Through research and outreach, think tanks and academic institutions (TTAIs) in the region have played a key role in […]

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The Role of South Asian Health Policy Research Institutions in Accelerating the Implementation…

Saadiya Razzaq This paper intends to investigate, through available literature and web searches, the role of policy research institutions in South Asia in accelerating the monitoring and implementation of health-related SDGs. It is argued that SDGs are not only relevant, but also critical for the region, and policy research institutions are playing their role in […]

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The Role of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions in Implementing Health-Related SDGs in North…

Yanzhong Huang North America faces unique challenges in implementing health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs), no less because two high-income countries in the region (United States and Canada) themselves have only partially met the health-related SDG targets. Through research and outreach, think tanks and academic institutions (TTAIs) in the region have played a key role in […]

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The Role of South Asian Health Policy Research Institutions in Accelerating the Implementation…

Saadiya Razzaq This paper intends to investigate, through available literature and web searches, the role of policy research institutions in South Asia in accelerating the monitoring and implementation of health-related SDGs. It is argued that SDGs are not only relevant, but also critical for the region, and policy research institutions are playing their role in […]

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Health SDGs and Europe: The Role of Regional Think Tanks

Oriana Ramirez-Rubio and Gonzalo Fanjul The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a new opportunity to propel Europe’s role in the fulfillment of global health aspirations, such as ending preventable diseases and achieving universal health coverage (UHC). However, they also represent an international responsibility for Europe to address its own health challenges and inequalities, which are […]

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What Approaches Can Schools of Public Health Take to Engage in Global Health? Reflections on…

Donald C Cole, Suzanne Jackson and Lisa Forman Schools of Public Health (SPH) have been integral to public health system development at different jurisdictional levels, including global. With different histories, they have adapted to the shifting landscape of globalization, health determinants, research opportunities and public health responses. Informed by literature, web searches and our own […]

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Friend or Foe? Citizen Perception of Foreign and Non-State Actor Participation in the Health…

Ashley M. Fox The past decade has been characterized by a dramatic scale-up of development assistance for health, which has raised questions about who is responsible for health, how to hold non-state actors accountable for their activities and whether development assistance is producing more harm than good. Little is known about how citizens perceive various […]

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Is Improving Global Public Health Compatible with Saving the Climate? Exploring the Discourses…

Mari Grepstad and Berit Sofie Hembre The climate change discourse holds that burning of fossil fuels leads to climate change. Therefore, emissions must be reduced in order to avoid climate change. Further, it holds that climate change deteriorates global public health. Acting on climate change is thought to prevent negative health outcomes.

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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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