Collective Action Among Governments Necessary To Address Transnational Global Health Threats
Vox: We already know how to save the world. Now we need a strategy to make it happen.
Steven Hoffman, assistant professor of law at the University of Ottawa with courtesy appointments at McMaster University and Harvard University
“…Global health has never before received so much money or such prominence on political agendas. The real underlying problem is that our international system of sovereign states and decentralized control makes it very difficult for us to take collective action against transnational threats and common challenges. … In other words, we know a lot about what we can do to improve global health, but we do not know how to organize ourselves across national borders to execute these needed actions. … A healthy future depends on this ability to effectively work together and collectively solve the many overwhelming challenges we will all inevitably face” (5/26).