China and the future of global health governance

China and the future of global health governance

Gerald Bloom, Institute of Development Studies, 29 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is the latest – though most significant – in a series of disease outbreaks and we can expect others in the future. Rapid changes in the global economy, major population movements, environmental exposure to health risks and climate-related shocks are likely to require major public health responses in the coming years. The inadequate global coordination and leadership in the response to Covid-19, as manifested in the lack of an agreed standard diagnostic test and the competition for necessary supplies, has highlighted the need for new approaches to health governance.

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