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In recent decades, global health has been marked by the entrance of new and powerful actors who have made a range of high-profile interventions into some of the most pressing health crises of our age. Both Global Health Partnerships (such as the Global Fund and the GAVI Alliance) and Philanthropic Foundations active in global health (such as the Bill and Melinda Gates, Clinton and Rockefeller foundations) have enormous resources at their disposal and exert tremendous agenda setting power over the landscape of global health governance. This book makes a case for treating these new actors as practically and theoretically linked, arguing that their legitimation as governance actors is representative of a 'private turn' in the governance of this traditionally very 'public' area of global life. It analyses questions of authority, legitimacy and effectiveness of these new actors, using both thematic approaches and case studies.


Description

In recent decades, global health has been marked by the entrance of new and powerful actors who have made a range of high-profile interventions into some of the most pressing health crises of our age. Both Global Health Partnerships (such as the Global Fund and the GAVI Alliance) and Philanthropic Foundations active in global health (such as the Bill and Melinda Gates, Clinton and Rockefeller foundations) have enormous resources at their disposal and exert tremendous agenda setting power over the landscape of global health governance. This book makes a case for treating these new actors as practically and theoretically linked, arguing that their legitimation as governance actors is representative of a 'private turn' in the governance of this traditionally very 'public' area of global life. It analyses questions of authority, legitimacy and effectiveness of these new actors, using both thematic approaches and case studies.


Contents

Private Actors in Global Health Governance; O.D.Williams & S.Rushton
PART I: GLOBAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS
A Critical Appraisal of Global Health Partnerships; S.Bartsch
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Expertise, Accountability and the Depoliticisation of Global Health Governance; A.Barnes & G.Wallace Brown
The Alignment Dialogue: GAVI and its Engagement with National Governments in Health Systems Strengthening; P.S.Hill
Evaluating Product Development Partnerships: Beyond quantitative metrics; R.Hanlin
PART II: PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATIONS
Private Foundations and Global Health Partnerships: Philanthropists and 'Partnership Brokerage'; M.Moran
Global Health and the Gates Foundation – In Perspective; D.McCoy & L.McGoey
The Clinton Foundation and Global Health Governance; J.Youde
Private Foundations as Agents of Development in Global Health: What Kind of Impact Do They Have and How To Assess It?; C.Ulbert & B.Hamm
PART III: CROSS-CUTTING THEMES
Co-opting the Global Health Agenda: The Problematic Role of Partnerships and Foundations; T.Faubion, S.Paige & A.L.Pearson
The Limits of Control: The Accountability of Foundations and Partnerships in Global Health; E.Hesselmann
Coda: The End of One Era and the Start of Another: Partnerships, Foundations and the Shifting Political Economy of Global Health; O.D.Williams & S.Rushton


Authors

SIMON RUSHTON Research Fellow in the Centre for Health and International Relations at Aberystwyth University, UK. He has published widely on global health with a particular focus on Global Health Governance, international responses to HIV/AIDS and other diseases, the links between health and security, and issues surrounding conflict and health.

OWAIN DAVID WILLIAMS is Research Fellow in the Centre for Health and International Relations at Aberystwyth University, UK. His publications include Global Health Governance: Crisis, Institutions, and Political Economy (co-edited with Adrian Kay). He has worked in and around trade, health and Intellectual Property Rights issues for numerous years.