The New World Order and International Health

Frenk J, et al. (1997). "The future of World Health, the New World Order and International Health". British Medical Journal. Vol. 314 (1404). (co-author)

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Julio Frenk

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Felicia Knaul

Mexican Health Foundation; Harvard Global Equity Initiative

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

The key point covered in this article is that international cooperation for world health faces unprecedented challenges. The health situation in nations is increasingly influenced by global determinants such as environmental threats, the expanded movement of people and goods that facilitates the spread of pathogens across national borders, and the trade in legal and illegal hazardous substances. After nearly 50 years of activity, the major agencies involved in international health cooperation have not responded adequately to the new picture of change and complexity. Just as national health systems across the globe are engaged in reform efforts, so it is time to reform the world health system. The first step in reform is to achieve a consensus about the essential core functions of international health organisations and about a coordinated division of labour among them

Keywords: health planning & health management, international collaboration, health sector reform, disease control, health policy, globalisation, health for all

Suggested Citation

Frenk, Julio and Knaul, Felicia, The New World Order and International Health (1997). Frenk J, et al. (1997). "The future of World Health, the New World Order and International Health". British Medical Journal. Vol. 314 (1404). (co-author). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2061699

Julio Frenk

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Felicia Knaul (Contact Author)

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