Global health institutions

Nation-states are the foundation stone of global governance. They co-ordinate their engagement with global health governance through a variety of collectives, including organizations for cooperation between countries. Nation states are sovereign in the United Nations system, in particular in the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNAIDS; the World Bank and other global interstate organizations such as the World Trade Organization. However, their influence is a product of wealth and power, political influence and diplomacy. In recent years, global public private partnerships and an increasingly diverse set of business and civil society actors have played leading roles in the funding and delivery of international health initiatives, working with nation states and international organizations in most but not all cases.



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