BRICS: Emergence of Health Agenda

International Organisations Research Journal (IORJ) Vol. 9. No 4 (2014)

16 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2014

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Marina Larionova

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Studies of International Institutions

Mark Rakhmangulov

Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR)

Andrei Sakharov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Andrey Shelepov

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Studies of International Institutions

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Date Written: December 1, 2014

Abstract

Health is an indispensable public good. At the national level it has been manifested in the BRICS governments’ commitment to scale up health financing, though to a different degree. At the global level it is evidenced by the international community progress on the three health-related Millennium Development Goals. However despite successes in fighting infectious diseases, child and maternal mortality, old risks persist and new challenges emerge, resulting from the 2008 financial crisis, current slack economic growth and growing economic inequality. The BRICS face these challenges and have begun cooperation on health issues. It is important that they build their emerging health agenda recognizing these challenges, committing to develop sustainable policy solutions, and cooperating with other actors to promote effective health governance for change. To explore how the BRICS contribute towards global health governance the article first considers the BRICS cooperation (its institutionalization, discourse, and engagement with other international institutions) with a focus on health issues. The authors then look into the BRICS members’ national health systems, challenges and goals. The article concludes with expectations of the BRICS future health agenda and its implications for global governance.

Keywords: BRICS, WHO, global governance, official development assistance, commitments, institutionalization

JEL Classification: F53; I15

Suggested Citation

Larionova, Marina and Rakhmangulov, Mark and Sakharov, Andrei and Shelepov, Andrey, BRICS: Emergence of Health Agenda (December 1, 2014). International Organisations Research Journal (IORJ) Vol. 9. No 4 (2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2542955

Marina Larionova (Contact Author)

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Studies of International Institutions ( email )

Mark Rakhmangulov

Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) ( email )

Vernadskogo Prospect 82
Sredny av. V.O., 57/43
Moscow, St. Petersburg 119571
Russia

Andrei Sakharov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Andrey Shelepov

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Studies of International Institutions ( email )

Moscow
Russia

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