The most pressing global challenge of our time is to secure a decent and healthy life for all. Barriers and thus the solutions for achieving better health globally are not solely matters of health systems, but of politics and governance – the political determinants of health. Improving health worldwide is therefore not simply about resolving the issues of technical intervention or resource mobilization, but also demands credible, legitimate decision-making processes and effective, efficient and equitable action.
Working toward this vision is the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health, an independent academic commission of international leaders in health and health policy, managed in collaboration with The Harvard Global Health Institute. Watch here and here for ongoing updates.