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Global Health Governance and the Challenge of Chronic, Non-Communicable Disease


Roger Magnusson


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

November 9, 2010

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 490-507, 2010
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/123

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This paper considers how we can conceptualize a “global response” to chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and tobacco-related diseases. These diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in developed countries, and also in developing countries outside sub-Saharan Africa. The paper reviews emerging and proposed initiatives for global NCD governance, explains why NCDs merit a global response, and the ways in which global initiatives ultimately benefit national health outcomes. As the global response to NCDs matures, and the number of initiatives and partnerships increases, it will become increasingly important to map their respective contributions, and to evaluate progress overall. It is not yet clear what institutional mechanism, if any, will rise above the sea of surrounding initiatives to play this global role. This paper therefore aims to provide a conceptual map for making sense of what individual initiatives contribute to global governance. This map also draws attention to the distinctively “global” public health functions that a global response to NCDs should seek to discharge.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: public health law, non-communicable diseases, global health governance, international health

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K32, K33

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Date posted: November 10, 2010  

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Magnusson, Roger, Global Health Governance and the Challenge of Chronic, Non-Communicable Disease (November 9, 2010). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 490-507, 2010; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/123. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1705903

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Roger Magnusson (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
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