In March 2020, to the dismay of the public health community, the US government imposed a series of fresh economic sanctions on entities trading with Iran. This is only six days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak “a global pandemic”. While sanctions can have negative effects on population health in times of relative stability, they pose a serious threat to global health […]
Global health governance – to support the new or to strengthen the old?
The common norms and rules-based order on which international cooperation has been based for seven decades are increasingly being challenged. The rise of new economic powers since the post-1945 creation of the Bretton Woods institutions – including the establishment of the World Bank in 1944 and World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948 – has caused […]