Split WHO in Two: Strengthening Political Decision-Making and Securing Independent Scientific Advice

  title={Split WHO in Two: Strengthening Political Decision-Making and Securing Independent Scientific Advice},
  author={Steven J. Hoffman and John-Arne R{\o}ttingen},
  journal={LSN: Canadian Law - International (Topic)},

Public-private partnering as a modus operandi: Explaining the Gates Foundation’s approach to global health governance

It is argued that BMGF’s embrace of PPPs was adopted out of the belief that neither public agencies nor industry were capable of providing LICs with essential health technologies autonomously, and that their conflicting mandates required an honest broker to initiate and sustain collaboration between the two sectors.

World Health Organization ( WHO ) reform and its impact in the Global Health Governance

Global Health Governance (GHG) faces diverse challenges: the gradual transformation from International Health Governance to GHG; the Post-Westphalian World and the multiplicity of actors other than

Politics or Technocracy – What Next for Global Health?; Comment on 'Navigating between Stealth Advocacy and Unconscious Dogmatism: The Challenge of Researching the Norms, Politics and Power of Global Health'

  • I. Kickbusch
  • Political Science
    International journal of health policy and management
  • 2015
The authors will need to reflect and analyse the role of experts in global health governance to a greater extent and in that context explore the links between politics, expertise and democracy.

Global governance and the broader determinants of health: A comparative case study of UNDP’s and WTO’s engagement with global health

The study findings suggest the need for seeking greater integration among international institutions, closing key global institutional gaps, and establishing a shared global institutional space for promoting action on the broader determinants of health.

Loyal at once? The EU’s global health awakening in the Covid-19 pandemic

This article will use the exit, voice and loyalty approach to analyse how the EU operated in the multilateral system during the first phase of the Covid-19 crisis with the WHO and vaccines race as case studies.

A political economy analysis of human resources for health (HRH) in Africa

Ethiopia, who has increased its health workforce dramatically over the last 20 years, disrupted previous institutional arrangements through the power of ideas—HRH as a key intermediate development objective, demonstrating that political will coupled with strong state capacity and adequate resource mobilization can overcome the institutional hurdles above.

Global health governance: we need innovation not renovation

Although the global health community widely accepts that WHO is no longer fit-for-purpose, the design and strategy of the World Health Organization (WHO) has not ‘done’, in the sense of fundamental reform to address criticisms, but nor has it ‘died’.

Much Can Be Learned about Addressing Antibiotic Resistance from Multilateral Environmental Agreements

  • S. AndresenS. Hoffman
  • Political Science
    The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
  • 2015
More research on global strategies for achieving collective action is needed to help inform future institutional designs that are both effective and politically feasible.



Mitigating Inequalities of Influence Among States in Global Decision Making

International institutions should be as equal as they claim to be, especially since many of them assert superordinate normative authority based on having egalitarian governance structures. However,

Dark Sides of the Proposed Framework Convention on Global Health's Many Virtues: A Systematic Review and Critical Analysis

A critical analysis reveals that negative consequences can result from the FCGH's proposed form of international law and proposed functions of influencing national budgets, realizing health rights and resetting global governance for health.

Global health diplomacy: the need for new perspectives, strategic approaches and skills in global health.

The term "global health diplomacy" aims to capture these multi-level and multi-actor negotiation processes that shape and manage the global policy environment for health.

Assessing Implementation Mechanisms for an International Agreement on Research and Development for Health Products

The challenge lies in choosing the most effective combinations of mechanisms for supporting an international agreement (or set of agreements) that achieves collective aspirations in a way and at a cost that is both sustainable and acceptable to those involved.

Legislatures and statutory control of bureaucracy

Existing theories of legislative delegation to bureaucracies typically focus on a single legislature, often the U.S. Congress. We argue that this parochial focus has important limitations. If one

Empirical Impact Evaluation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (2010) on Government, Civil Society and Private Sectors in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States of America

The first empirical evaluation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel’s impact on national and sub-national actors in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States of America is offered.

The Use of Research Evidence in Two International Organizations' Recommendations About Health Systems

WHO and the World Bank - working with donor agencies and national governments - can improve their use of research evidence and critically evaluate the quality and local applicability of recommendations from any source, including international organizations, prior to their implementation.

Global public-private health partnerships: lessons learned from ten years of experience and evaluation.

The question of how to improve GHP performance is answered with reference to a series of lessons emerging from the past ten years of experience, which cover the following areas: • Value-added and niche orientation • Adequate resourcing of secretariats • Management practices • Governance practices • Ensuring divergent interests are met • Systems strengthening • Continuous self-improvement.

World Health Organization Guideline Development: An Evaluation

Since 2007, WHO guideline development methods have become more systematic and transparent, however, some departments are bypassing the procedures, and as yet neither the GRC, nor the quality assurance standards they have set, are fully embedded within the organization.