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September 23, 2020

Health
Academic Webinar: Global Health During COVID-19

Council on Foreign Relations 09/23/2020 Academic Webinar: Global Health During COVID-19 With Ilona Kickbusch

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June 1, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO)
What Does the World Health Organization Do?

Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises, including a new coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

A medical worker wears a white protective suit, eye goggles, and a face mask while taking a person's temperature in China.

November 19, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Virtual Roundtable: Preparing Democracies for Pandemics

The coronavirus pandemic has not been an advertisement for the healthy effects of democracy. There have been some notable success stories among democracies, but it is also true that nine out of the t…

Play A medical worker wearing a protective suit and face shield carries out tests at the Biogenix Laboratories, which performs COVID-19 detection tests, in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

May 1, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The WHO and the State of Global Health Governance

Please join our panelists as they discuss the structure of the global health governance system, the role of the World Health Organization, and their perspectives on an effective international pandemi…

Play Three leaders of World Health Organization, including Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a news conference on the novel coronavirus.

April 14, 2016

Health
A New Approach to Global Health Governance

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Over the past fifteen years, global health has become increasingl…

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan delivers a speech during a summit on health and sanitary security in Lyon, France, on March 23, 2016.