Governance for Global Health

Overview
  • This programme aims to strengthen capacity and policy-oriented research for effective governance of global health issues. The programme explores how global governance processes, institutions, norms and practices within and outside the health sector can be harnessed to protect human health and promote well-being. By locating health at the core of development policies, the programme frames human health and wellbeing in Agenda 2030 for global development. The programme addresses the need for capacity building in developing and middle-income countries, especially on issues relating to non-communicable diseases (obesity, tobacco, food safety, and globalization of unhealthy lifestyles), the impact of international trade and investment on health, and the governance processes for integrated systems for transnational epidemic response for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

    Focus areas:

    • Framing human health and wellbeing in Agenda 2030
    • UN system direction and initiatives on the prevention and control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)
    • Norms and institutional processes for integrated systems for transnational epidemic response
    • Urban governance for health
    • Health and human rights
    • Trade, investment and health
    • Emerging issues in Global health governance, globalization of public health, global health diplomacy and South-South Cooperation
    • Global health’s engagement with non-state actors (private/corporate sector, philanthropies and foundations, NGOs and civil society)
    • Public-private partnerships for global health
    • Governance of neglected tropical diseases