A Critical Appraisal of Global Health Partnerships

  • Sonja Bartsch
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Just a decade after World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Gro Harlem Brundtland called for an opening of WHO towards new stakeholders and the creation of alliances with civil society, the private sector and the research community, ‘global health partnerships’ have become an integral part of global health governance. Today we find about eighty global health partnerships (GHPs) that differ in terms of their disease focus, area of activity, and governance structures and range from small initiatives for single issues to large institutions addressing multiple diseases. They interact with governments, international organisations, and non-state actors at all political levels and they affect both discourse and praxis in global health.


Global Health Global Fund Private Actor Roll Back Malaria Essential Medicine List 
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