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Governing for the Common Good

The proper object of global health governance (GHG) should be the common good, ensuring that all people have the opportunity to flourish. A well-organized global society that promotes the common good is to everyone’s advantage. Enabling people to flourish includes enabling their ability to be healthy. Thus, we must assess health…

Ethics of Development Assistance for Health

In the past three decades, levels of and contributors to global health aid have increased at an unprecedented pace. Development assistance for health—financial contributions from public and private institutions to low- and middle-income countries to help improve health and health systems—nearly quintupled from 1990 to 2012 (from $5.7 billion to $28.1…

The Elusive Right to Health Care Under U.S. Law

Is there a right to health care in the United States? No U.S. Supreme Court decision has ever interpreted the Constitution as guaranteeing a right to health care for all Americans. The Constitution does not contain the words “health,” “health care,” “medical care,” or “medicine.” But if we look deeper, a…

Responses to donor proliferation in Ghana's health sector: a qualitative case study

This article presents findings from a qualitative case study of the responses to a proliferation of donor aid to the health sector in Ghana. Between 1995 and 2010, Ghana gained 17 such donors – more than most other countries that received health-sector aid during this period. In adopting policies for donor…

Women's political participation and health: a health capability study in rural India

Understanding the relationship between women's political participation and health has eluded researchers and cannot be adequately studied using traditional epidemiological or social scientific methodologies. We employed a health capability framework to understand dimensions of health agency to illuminate how local political economies affect health. Exploiting a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a…