The global health system: Lessons for a stronger institutional framework
Author(s)/Editor(s): Moon S, Szleza NA, Michaud CM et al.
Publisher/Organizer: PLoS Med
Publication date: January 26, 2010
“The global health system is in a period of rapid transition, with an upsurge of funds and greater political recognition, a broader range of health challenges, many new actors, and the rules, norms and expectations that govern them in flux. The introductory article of this series (Szleza´k et al. ) laid out some of the many challenges facing the global health system.
This system is defined as the constellation of actors (individuals and/or organizations) ‘‘whose primary purpose is to promote, restore or maintain health ’’ and ‘‘the persistent and connected sets of rules (formal or informal), that prescribe behavioral roles, constrain activity, and shape expectation ’’ among these actors.
The second article (Frenk ) defined the key attributes of national health systems as a core component of the global system. The third article (Keusch et al. ) analyzed the institutional evolution of one of the system’s most important functions—the integration of research, development, and delivery….”