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Global Health Governance Requires WHO Leadership. Liu Peilong Senior adviser Department of International Cooperation MoH, PR China. Essential functions of GHG. Reaching consensus on shared values that define global health cooperation.

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Global health governance requires who leadership

Global Health Governance Requires WHO Leadership

Liu Peilong

Senior adviser

Department of International Cooperation

MoH, PR China


Essential functions of ghg

Essential functions of GHG

  • Reaching consensus on shared values that define global health cooperation.

  • Engaging all stakeholders and ensuring coherence, alignment and harmonization.

  • Establishing regulatory frameworks.

  • Mobilizing and distributing resources to meet agreed priorities.

  • Providing leadership and direction.


Strengthening who leadership role the most important way to improve ghg

Strengthening WHO leadership roleThe most important way to improve GHG


Who remains i rreplaceable with its comparative advantages

WHO remains irreplaceable with its comparative advantages

  • Legitimacy from its universality of its structure and the moral standing--“health for all ”.

  • Only agency with the authority and unrivalled reputation in developing and implementing international health norms and standards.

  • Convening power for negotiated agreement on issues of public health importance.


Entering the new century who has

Entering the new century, WHO has …

  • Successfully put the health at the center of development agenda.

  • Played a critical coordinating role in responding to SARS crisis, avian influenza outbreaks, and H1N1 pandemic.

  • Demonstrated its capacity of acting as convener for negotiations on important global health issues.

  • Taken steps to promote coherence such as IHP+.


However more changes are needed for who to restore the leadership in ghg

However, more changes are needed for WHO to restore the leadership in GHG

  • Be less operational and more strategic in the field of development.

  • Be Creative in exploring mechanism to engage non-state actors within the framework of Constitution.

  • Be proactive in exercising its normative power to enhance global health legal framework.

  • Be aggressive in mobilizing adequate resource to perform its core function.


Who s leadership must be earned but also be supported

WHO’s leadership must be earned, but also be supported


It must be supported by

It must be supported by…

  • Other health related UN agencies

  • High level mechanism such as G8/G20

  • Regional inter-governmental organizations such as EU

  • Its Member States


Eu is setting example in supporting who

EU is setting example in supporting WHO

  • The recent Foreign Affairs Council meeting adopted, among others:

    • Calls to EU Member States and Commission to support an increased leadership of the WHO in GH;

    • Request to Member States to gradually move away from earmarked funding toward funding WHO’s general budget

    • EU and its Member States will endeavour to speak with a strong and coherent voice at global level


Thank you

Thank you !


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