Health is Global: A UK Government Strategy 2008/2013
This chapter demonstrates how policy coherence at the national level can impact on bilateral, regional and multilateral diplomacy. The Labour government in the United Kingdom (UK) published a global health strategy (GHS) in 2008. The strategy set out a cross-government approach to protecting the health of the UK population, promoting the UK’s economy and security, whilst also promoting improvements in health abroad. It recognized that in an interdependent world where diseases know no borders health must be considered as a global and multidisciplinary issue. This case study outlines the development, aims, challenges and impact of the strategy and raises questions for readers about how national policy serves global health diplomacy.
KeywordsGlobal Health Fair Trade Labour Government Policy Coherence Outcome Framework
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