"We are in transition from what seemed a relatively reliable state defined and structured world of international health to a diffuse political space of global health in which new forms of distributed power and new patterns of power sharing emerge….even the most cursory analysis of global health governance shows that existing mechanisms of governance and resource flows are insufficient to address the problems at stake and to generate the political will necessary for action."
Exploring the expanded responsibility for health within society
in relation to politics and power has always been at the core of Ilona
Kickbusch´s work and she has pushed the agenda both in her academic work
and her work at the WHO. She was one of the first to apply concepts of
global governance to the global health arena. This has led to a
significant body of work.
A New Governance Space for Health
Ilona Kickbusch has proposed to analyse this space along three dimensions:
These three dimensions are described in more detail in A New Governance Space for Health with Martina Marianna Cassar Szabo in: Special issue / Supplement of Global Health Action. Editors: Tewabech Bishaw, Thomas Krafft, Ulrich Laaser Associate Editors: Helmut Brand, Christoph Aluttis in: Glob Health Action 2014, 7: 23507
Gridlock in global governance and COVID19
In 2019 together with a group of distinguished authors Ilona Kickbusch explored gridlock, innovation and resilience in global health governance.
Ilona Kickbusch together with Haik Nikogosian explored the potential of a pandemic treaty as the negotiations began at the WHO. This work was published as a collection with the BMJ.
She has continued
commentary of the developments of the negotiations – for example
Kickbusch is also a Member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board
GPMB – which monitors governance of preparedness www.gpmb.org
Governing digital transformations
Ilona Kickbusch is now exploring the health governance challenges arising from digital transformations, www.governinghealthfutures2030.org
A key concept that is being explored with partners is Data Solidarity - another is digital heath citizenship.
In work with on Global Health Governance (with Austin Liu) with a view to the major changes that global health is presently undergoing can be found in the Governance Report 2019 “HealthGovernance” by the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.
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