Published Mar. 11, 2013 1:32 PM

The University of Oslo and The Lancet is announcing a Youth Commission on Global Governance for Health. The initiative follows The Lancet—University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health, in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute, whose mandate is to “examine aspects of governance, at both national and global levels, with the aim of making recommendations for improving global governance for health”.The open-mindedness and innovative thinking that young people often display will accentuate the work of the Commission, and provide valuable perspectives. Besides, young people have for long shown enthusiasm and progressive action in the field.  

Read the article in The Lancet 28 February 2012 by Unni Gopinathan, Lotte Danielsen and Ann Louise Lie.

Published Nov. 7, 2011 7:17 AM

Governance challenges in global health have gained attention in recent years. This increased scrutiny is a welcome recognition of the fact that improving health worldwide is not merely a matter of technical intervention or resource mobilisation, but also demands credible, legitimate decision-making processes and effective, efficient, and equitable action. The debates around global health governance have usually addressed the governance of the global health system—that is, actors whose primary intent is to improve global health, and the rules, norms, and processes that govern their interaction.  

Read the article by Ole Petter Ottersen, Julio Frenk and Richard Horton in The Lancet 5 november 2011.