Framing global health: The governance challenge

Colin McInnes, Adam Kamradt-Scott, Kelly Lee, David Reubi, Anne Roemer-Mahler, Simon Rushton, Owain David Williams, Marie Woodling

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With the emergence of global health comes governance challenges which are equally global in nature. This article identifies some of the initial limitations in analyses of global health governance (GHG) before discussing the focus of this special supplement: the framing of global health issues and the manner in which this impacts upon GHG. Whilst not denying the importance of material factors (such as resources and institutional competencies), the article identifies how issues can be framed in different ways, thereby creating particular pathways of response which in turn affect the potential for and nature of GHG. It also identifies and discusses the key frames operating in global health: evidence based medicine, human rights, security, economics and development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S83-S94
Number of pages12
JournalGlobal Public Health
Issue numberSupplement 2
Early online date31 Oct 2012
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • global health
  • global health governance
  • frames
  • framing


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