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 composed of experts within the areas of global governance, trade, law, global health and development has been established to further develop key concepts of the The Lancet report.
Launch of the report
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
- 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?