Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP)
Vol. 6, No. 1 March 21, 2018
A New World Health Era
Ariel Pablos-Méndez and Mario C Raviglione
Global Health: Science and Practice March 2018, 6(1):8-16; https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-17-00297
Unprecedented economic progress and demands for social protection have engendered an economic transition in health in many low- and middle-income countries, characterized by major increases in domestic health spending and growing national autonomy. At the global level, development assistance is refocusing on fragile states, the poorest communities, and cooperation on global public goods like health security, technical norms, and innovation. Intergovernmental organizations like WHO need the wherewithal and support to provide leadership and to properly advance this new world health era.