Global Health Strategy

Examining how best to anticipate and combat global health risks and disease threats, as well as financing and mapping a global health architecture

There is a growing need for improved health surveillance and global health systems as current public health infrastructure is inadequate to tackle emerging challenges in the post-Millennium Development Goals era.  

Issues under the spotlight include how to finance global health, biosecurity, reforming the WHO (World Health Organization), health system reconstruction in post-conflict states, and data sharing in disease surveillance.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the Centre on Global Health Security and its projects.

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WHO Reform and Sustainable Health Financing: Working Group Reports Launch

What’s the World Health Organization For?
Chatham House Report

What’s the World Health Organization For?

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
Chatham House Report

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing

WHO Director General Margaret Chan delivers her acceptance speech before the World Health Assembly on 23 May 2012 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images.
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Reform of the WHO: Is It on the Right Track?

The Tambaram facility 5 November 2002 at the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Tamil Nadu, India. The facility has just announced a tie-up with the Atlanta based Center for Disease Control (CDC) for a sharing of human and medical data and infrastr
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Perspectives on Data Sharing in Disease Surveillance

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
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Fiscal Space for Domestic Funding of Health and Other Social Services

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Medical and Pharmaceutical Markets: Facing the Challenge of Ageing Societies in Japan and Europe

WHO Director General Margaret Chan delivers a speech while World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim looks on at the opening session of the Global Conference on Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Tokyo 6 December 2013. Photo b
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Tackling the Political Origins of Health Inequity

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Financing Global Health Through a Global Fund for Health?

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
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Development Assistance for Health: Quantitative Allocation Criteria and Contribution Norms

Taro Aso, Japan's deputy prime minister and finance minister and Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, at the Global Conference on Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth 6 December 2013 Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Tomohiro Oh
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The Next Era of Global Health? Follow the Money

Under-Secretary General of the UN and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe speaks at the launch of the AIDS 2014 world conference to be hosted in Australia next year on World AIDS day 1 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Paul Crock - Pool /G
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UN Health Agencies Need Vision More Than Reform

People gather around Adjame's market on April 17, 2014 in Abidjan's working-class neighbourhood of Adjame, where an area is reserved for the trade of counterfeit and diverted medicines from public hospitals. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images.
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Global Health 2035: The 1993 World Development Report Revisited

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Crisis and Response in the Central Africa Republic: Challenges to Delivering Frontline Humanitarian Assistance

Public Perception and Policy: Famine and Food Securitization in the Horn of Africa

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Antimicrobial Resistance: Incentivizing Change towards a Global Solution

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Counterfeit Medicines: Combating a Global Health Risk

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Enhancing Global Security through Infectious Disease Threat Reduction

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UN Panel's Post-MDG Agenda: a Coherent Vision for a Better Future

The World Today

The World in Brief: Letters

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Research & Publications (62)
Women admitted to the maternity ward at Roi Baudoin hospital in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, are counselled by a staff member on 3 March 2010, after having been detained at the hospital for non-payment of medical fees. Photo: AFP/Getty.
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Hospital Detentions for Non-payment of Fees: A Denial of Rights and Dignity

International Affairs

From security to risk: reframing global health threats

International Affairs

Instrumentalizing AIDS empowerment discourses in Malawi and Zambia: an actor-oriented view of donor politics

International Affairs

WHO’s next? Changing authority in global health governance after Ebola

A Pakistani health worker gives polio vaccines to children in the suburbs of Lahore, Pakistan, February 2015. Photo: Associated Press.
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Rethinking the Global Health System

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Ebola crisis in a meeting during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Washington October 9, 2014. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Corbis.
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Analysing Proposals for Reform of the Global Health Architecture

Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
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Data Sharing for Public Health: Key Lessons from Other Sectors

Photo: Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images.
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Overcoming Barriers to Data Sharing in Public Health: A Global Perspective

What’s the World Health Organization For?
Chatham House Report

What’s the World Health Organization For?

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
Chatham House Report

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing

The Tambaram facility 5 November 2002 at the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Tamil Nadu, India. The facility has just announced a tie-up with the Atlanta based Center for Disease Control (CDC) for a sharing of human and medical data and infrastr
Research paper

Perspectives on Data Sharing in Disease Surveillance

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
Other resource

Fiscal Space for Domestic Funding of Health and Other Social Services

Other resource

Financing Global Health Through a Global Fund for Health?

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
Working Group Paper

Development Assistance for Health: Quantitative Allocation Criteria and Contribution Norms

Other resource

Antimicrobial Resistance: Incentivizing Change towards a Global Solution

Research paper

Enhancing Global Security through Infectious Disease Threat Reduction

The World Today

The World in Brief: Letters

Working Group Paper

Raising and Spending Domestic Money for Health

The World Today

From the Editor

The World Today

George Magnus

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Past events (52)
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Genes, Germs and Geography: The Future of Medicine

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Harnessing New Technologies for Global Health Security

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Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Monitoring and Mitigating the Impact on Travel and Tourism

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One Health: Developing Indicators to Monitor Progress toward Implementation

The Future of Global Health
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The Future of Global Health

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The Role of the Private Sector in Global Health Security

Reducing Poverty: The Case for Universal Health Care
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Reducing Poverty: The Case for Universal Health Care

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The Political Economy of Universal Health Coverage

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The Next Ebola: Considering the Role of the Military in Future Epidemic Responses

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Question Time: Electing the Next Director-General of the World Health Organization

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Strengthening Global Collaboration for Better Health Security and Resilience in Africa

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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: Final Strategic Roundtable

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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: Africa Regional Roundtable

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Unreported World: Inside Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis

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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: Asia Regional Roundtable

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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: Digital Disease Detection

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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: Mid-Project Strategic Review

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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: Optimizing Technical Standards

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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: Ethics and Risk Mitigation

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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: The Legal Landscape

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