The European approach to antimicrobial resistance: sucess stories and challenges

IB_AMR16 February 2011

The newest Global Health Europe Issue Brief provides a concise background on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Authors Wernli, Haustein, and Harbarth, of the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, unpack the issue of AMR explaining what it is, how it spreads, and what the European region has been doing to address this challenge.

AMR is a pressing cross-border health challenge that requires collective and coordinated policies and action from the local to the global level of governance. The story behind AMR is a tragedy of the commons on a global scale and it provides a poignant example of what is at stake when essential global public goods are underprovided due to a lack of appropriate regulation and enforcement.

Directed at policy making audiences, this GHE Issue Brief succinctly explains this complex technical issue and why it is an urgent priority for the global health community of actors. The paper also provides an analysis of how the European region has approached the challenge of AMR and the potential for further European leadership on this issue.

The brief can be viewed (PDF) here: GHE Issue Brief, February 2011

Europe and the future financing of the WHO

IB_July201010 September 2010

This GHE Issue Brief looks at the potential for European regional leadership on this long standing challenge to more effective global health governance. This is an issue of particular importance given that it will be the subject of deliberations at this year's WHO Regional Committee meetings, and again at the January 2011 meeting of the WHO Executive Board.



The brief can be viewed (PDF) here: GHE Issue Brief, July 2010

EU leadership in global health workforce recruitment

IB_June201020 August 2010

The first in a series of GHE Issue Briefs is now available online. The GHE Issue Briefs are concise, policy oriented background documents. In each brief Global Health Europe provides an analysis of global health's most pressing challenges viewed through a governance lense and approached from interdisciplinary perspectives. The first brief looks at the WHO's new Code on the ethical international recruitment of health workers and asks what implications this has for Europe.



The brief can be viewed (PDF) here: GHE Issue Brief, June 2010


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