A Ghost in the Machine? Politics in Global Health Policy

Document Type : Editorial


1 Department of Epidemiology & Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

2 Division of Population Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland


Members of the 67th World Health Assembly in 2014 were presented with a framework document to guide World Health Organization (WHO) engagement with non-state actors, a key part of WHO reform kick-started in 2011. According to this document, non-state actors include four distinct constituencies: i) nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), ii) private sector entities; iii) philanthropic foundations; iv) academic institutions (1).


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