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Insight: The Pandemic and Global Health Governance

The novel coronavirus caught many world leaders unprepared, despite consistent warnings that a global pandemic was inevitable. And it has revealed the flaws in a global health architecture headed by the World Health Organization. Will there be an overhaul of the WHO when the pandemic is over?

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Insight: The Pandemic and Global Health Governance

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    Animal COVID Reveals Gaps in Global Health Governance

    Animal COVID Reveals Gaps in Global Health Governance

    The structure of global health governance institutions is not well-designed to adapt to the realities of COVID-19 and other diseases like it.

    The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Global Crisis

    The pandemic has threatened to rewrite the global order, as China sought to enhance its role on the international stage, while the United States scrambled to rebound from its disastrous initial handling of the pandemic.

    Hong Kong’s Disastrous COVID Response Is Another Cost of Pleasing China

    Hong Kong’s Disastrous COVID Response Is Another Cost of Pleasing China

    The Global Health Governance System

    The pandemic has underscored just how dependent global health is on philanthropy. While a donor-dependent global health system may be helpful, it also reduces accountability, and introduces the risk that if a donor’s interest wanes, so will the response.

    The Uphill Battle to Reform the WHO

    In response to Trump’s attacks on the WHO, governments around the world voiced support for its central role in addressing the coronavirus pandemic. But Trump was not alone in questioning the agency’s reluctance to more aggressively challenge China’s initial response to the outbreak in Wuhan.

    Past Pandemics and Outbreaks

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