Do we have the WHO we need? Global Health Governance and Reform

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs, the School of Public Policy and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Online public event


Lucie Gadenne

Maitreesh Ghatak

Rebecca Katz

Clare Wenham


Erik Berglöf

As debates about the future of the World Health Organization rage on, the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the vital importance of global public health institutions.

What lessons can we draw from the current pandemic from WHO’s performance and previous efforts to reform it? What principles should guide WHO’s missions and tools to deal with pandemics? Could reforms centre around having a narrower mission and creating better incentives to prevent contagions from spreading globally using stronger legal and financial tools? How can we achieve better coordination among the many diverse actors on the global health stage? 

Lucie Gadenne, Assistant Professor, University of Warwick and Affiliate, CEPR.

Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor, London School of Economics and Fellow, CEPR.

Rebecca Kataz, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University Medical Center.

Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, London School of Economics.

Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

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