Analyzing twenty-first century innovations in global health governance, this volume addresses questions of pandemics, essential medicines and disease eradication through detailed case studies of critical and rapidly spreading infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS and 'lifestyle' illnesses such as tobacco-related illnesses, all of which are at the centre of the current global health challenge. Given its contemporary focus and wide range of world leading experts, this study is highly suitable for courses on global governance generally and global public health specifically across political science, economics, law, medicine, nursing and related fields. Scholars, practitioners and clinicians seeking a context for their front line health care provision will find this volume invaluable.
'No-one involved in global governance can afford to miss this analysis. It illustrates the innovative capacity that has driven the governance of health in the face of global vulnerability and crisis. The well documented case studies make this change tangible and open up the potential for better collective action. May the decisionmakers of the G20 read this book as they pick up the pieces after the financial crisis and work to reform the global system.' Ilona Kickbusch, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland 'Global health governance has become one of the most critical and exciting areas in public health, and is having profound effects on health policy. However, many non-specialists have been deterred by the difficulty of finding the best literature in this rapidly evolving field and putting it into context, while many specialists may not be fully aware of new innovations. This admirable volume makes the field accessible through real world examples presented by leading experts, and highlights some possibilities for new strategies. This book will be an indispensable resource for both the non-specialist who wants to gain a better current understanding of the field, and for experienced researchers who want to broaden their horizons.' Stephen S. Morse, Columbia University and Mailman School of Public Health, USA 'This is a clear and prescient analysis of contemporary global health governance - its innovations, strengths, challenges and pitfalls. It is a must read for academics, government officials and activists alike.' James Orbinski, University of Toronto, Canada and former international President of Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders 'In Innovation in Global Health Governance, the editors propose a theoretical framework to explain and assess recent innovations in national and international governance related to global health...a useful survey of recent global health governance developments and issues.' Clinical Infectious Diseases