Many drivers of ill health lie beyond the control of national governments and, most often, also outside the realms of the health sector. How can global governance processes outside the health system better protect and promote the health of the world’s populations? This is a question The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health addresses in its report: The Political Origins of Health Inequity: Prospects for Change.
Following the recommendations of The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission, an Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health has been established. The Panel aims to provide evidence, based on high quality, independent research and analysis, which can be used to inform and impact on political processes that influence global health. Its findings will be published in an annual report in The Lancet.
The Panel is chaired by former Commission member, Professor Desmond McNeill. The members of the Panel are independent experts within the areas of global governance, trade, law and development.
The Panel is supported by an Advisory Board, chaired by rector Ole Petter Ottersen.
Health Summit: Governance for Health in a Changing World
10 -11 November 2014, Durham University organized a summit on the topic of governance for health in a changing world. Rector Ole Petter Ottersen was one of the key speakers, presenting the work of The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission.
Launch event on February 11th
The Commissions report Political Origins of Health Inequity: Prospects for Change was published in The Lancet on February 11th 2014
Comments on the report
- Medical News Today: Power imbalances between nations 'undermining global health efforts'
- Medical Press: Global imbalances in power undermine efforts to improve health and save lives
- Chatham House: Tackling the Political Origins of Health Inequity
- Kickbusch and Szabo: A new governance space for health
- The Hindu: Restrictive global governance system affects public health
- dnaIndia: Health sector has only one enemy: Politics
- PHM background papers contributed to 'The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health'
- Stephen R. Latham: Lancet/Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health: Preliminary Response
- University World News: Health inequities need global political solutions
- Julia Fraser for Intellectual Property Watch: Good Governance is Key to Achieving Global Health Goals
- Kvåle & Moen in Tidsskrift for den Norske Legeforening: Policy for Improving Global Health
- Negrutiu at Michel Serres Institute for Resources and Public Goods: Commentary on the report
- Marten, Hanefeld and Smith in The Lancet: Commission on Global Governance for Health: what about Power?
- Heggen and Engebretsen in The Lancet: Global Governance for Health: what about liberal Power?
- Rektors blogg: Global helserapport lanseres
- Apollon: Politisk styring: Den beste medisin for verdenshelsen
- Bistandsaktuelt: - Politiske grep kan fjerne helseforskjeller
- Bistandsaktuelt: – Handelsavtaler undergraver helse
- Aftenposten kronikk: Helse ofres for økonomisk vekst
- Noradbloggen: Kan global politikk forpliktes til å fremme helse?