Limitations of Global Governance for Health - motivating change

Limitations of Global Governance for Health

To improve health outcomes globally, countries need to work together collectively as well as work within their own borders. It almost goes without saying that challenges arise if governance (rules, relationships, systems and processes) of collective actions are not in alignment.

Global Governance for Health (GG4H) involves determining what governance arrangements are needed to progress agreed global health goals. In this seminar, Distinguished Fellow Professor Göran Tomson will discuss limitations in the current international collective actions in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on case studies and The Lancet‒University of Oslo Commission on GG4H, five global governance dysfunctions will be addressed: inadequate policy space; institutional stickiness; democratic deficit; weak institutions; weak accountability. To overcome limitations, what is the most effective way to motivate policy-makers, and the public at large, to demand change


    • Professor Göran Tomson

      Göran Tomson is a Professor of International Health Systems Research, linked to Medical Management Centre (MMC) at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) at Karolinska Institutet. He is a Counselor UN Agenda 2030 at the President’s office at KI. He is a co-founder and a Senior Advisor at the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Co-founder ReAct the international network to contain antibiotic resistance, responsible for coordinating the work that led to the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research now at WHO where he is now member of the Scientific Technical Advisory Committee.