Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?

Devi Sridhar (Author) Chelsea Clinton (Author)

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Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
February 09, 2017
6.5 X 1.2 X 9.3 inches | 1.19 pounds
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About the Author

Chelsea Clinton is currently the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation and a Lecturer at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia. She completed her D.Phil in International Relations at Oxford University examining the first decade of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. She is also the author of It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!

Devi Sridhar is Professor at the University of Edinburgh's Medical School and holds the Chair in Global Public Health. Previously, she was Senior Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Fellow of Wolfson College.


"This is not only a timely and original book, but also a model of concise scholarship. After a quarter of a century working in the arena of global health, it wasn't until I read this book that I understood fully either the major institutions with which we so often work or the challenges before us now. Furthermore, Clinton and Sridhar have managed a minor miracle: they've made dry matters of governance interesting and even entertaining. This engaging study deserves a broad audience. Since the survival of tens of millions hang in the balance, as does the well-being of most on this planet, the stakes are greater than we know." - Paul Farmer MD, Partners In Health and Harvard Medical School

"Who runs the world and why? Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar ask this audacious question in this powerful and uncompromising book. They unmask the big four global health institutions of our era for the first time. Governing Global Health is a monumental achievement. Anyone seriously interested in the health of the world simply has to read it." - Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor and Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown Law School

"The landscape of 'global health' is so fragmented, with so many agencies and private players in the picture, that it can be impossible to figure out who is in charge of everything from outbreaks to battling the tobacco industry. The adage, 'follow the money' too often leads to dead ends and bewildering arrays of public health players. Clinton and Sridhar have done a wonderful job of pulling the elusive pieces into focus, creating a must-read guide for students and practitioners of global health." - Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, and author of The Coming Plague

"Clinton and Sridhar provide a unique insight in global health governance in a very rigorous and well documented analysis. A must for anybody working in global health, global governance and international affairs." - Peter Piot, Director & Handa Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine