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Global Health Justice and Governance$
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Jennifer Prah Ruger

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199694631

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199694631.001.0001

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Global Health Governance Problems

Global Health Governance Problems

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Global Health Justice and Governance
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Jennifer Prah Ruger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199694631.003.0002

Global health institutions, including the World Health Organization and other United Nations organizations, the World Bank, the vast numbers of foundations, civil society organizations and other actors, and nations themselves have been unable to address global health problems sufficiently. Health actors have proliferated dramatically, and the global health enterprise has become kaleidoscopically fragmented and incoherent. The modus vivendi underlying the activities and interrelationships of these actors arguably works against resolving the world’s health challenges. Decades-old international problems in health governance still persist today. These problems present serious ethical questions and demand a normative theoretical foundation as we seek their solutions.

Keywords:   global health institutions, United Nations, World Health Organization, civil society, global health problems, health governance, World Bank

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