"We are in transition from what seemed a relatively reliable state defined and structured world of international health to a diffuse political space of global health in which new forms of distributed power and new patterns of power sharing emerge….even the most cursory analysis of global health governance shows that existing mechanisms of governance and resource flows are insufficient to address the problems at stake and to generate the political will necessary for action."
A new governance space
Exploring the expanded responsibility for health within society has always been at the core of Ilona Kickbusch´s work and she has pushed the agenda both in her academic work and her work at the WHO. She was one of the first to apply concepts of global governance to the global health arena.
At present her main interest lies in analyzing the new political space of global health which allows for new forms of power and new patterns of power sharing to emerge. She has suggested analyzing this space along three dimensions with the aim to establish Health as a global public good.
These three dimensions are described in more detail in A New Governance Space for Health” with Martina Marianna Cassar Szabo in: Special issue / Supplement of Global Health Action. Editors: Tewabech Bishaw, Thomas Krafft, Ulrich Laaser Associate Editors: Helmut Brand, Christoph Aluttis in: Glob Health Action 2014, 7: 23507
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