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Priorities, partners, politics: the WHO’s mandate beyond the Crisis

Hanrieder, Tine ORCID: 0000-0002-9818-8683 (2020) Priorities, partners, politics: the WHO’s mandate beyond the Crisis. Global Governance, 26 (4). 534 - 543. ISSN 1075-2846

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Identification Number: 10.1163/19426720-02604008


The World Health Organization (WHO) is once more asked to reinvent itself and become more effective. This essay discusses recurrent reform proposals directed at the WHO which, in different ways, ask it to find a strategic focus and thereby its niche in the crowded global health arena. Looking back at decades of reform endeavors at the WHO, it exposes the contradictions and unresolved normative conflicts with regard to the WHO’s priorities. Ultimately, the WHO’s effectiveness hinges on Member State support for public authority in global health, and thus the political commitment to protect it against capture by special interests.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2020 09:30
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2024 01:48

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