“The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the lack of high-level political leadership in co-ordinating global action against the pandemic, with resultant failures in securing agreement between governments in support of common goals and alignment of efforts to tackle health, social and economic challenges. As a result, coherent global strategic directions in pandemic response have not been set and linked to international agencies and regional institutions… Fortunately, the door has not yet closed on whether the post-Covid-19 world will be one of greater co-operation on global health issues or not.”
In this special issue of Global Asia, JCIE Senior Fellow James Gannon and board members Charles Morrison and Ariel Pablos-Méndez offer their contributions on the topics of reforming global health financing systems, strengthening the global health regime, and the role of World Health Organization in pandemic preparedness and response. Each emphasized the need for harmonization of regulations in medical goods and services and equity related to developing nations, with the hope of being better prepared for any future pandemics or health emergencies.
Continue reading the full Global Asia issue, as well as the three articles mentioned above:
Redressing the Global Covid Health Financing Debacle, by JCIE/USA Senior Fellow James Gannon
Pandemic Preparedness and Response: The WHO’s Role in the ‘New Normal’, by By Simone Villa (MACH Centre), Giorgia Renne (MACH Centre), Mario C. Raviglione (University of Milan), and JCIE/USA Board Member and Colombia University Professor Ariel Pablos-Méndez
Reforming the Global Health Regime in Covid-19’s Wake, by JCIE/USA Board Member Charles Morrison