Few times in history is the world facing the challenges as complex as those: the unfinished agenda of infections, the rising of non-communicable diseases, and the new health effects arising from globalization and aging, which requires the governance of health systems to be quickly improved not only at the national level but also at the worldwide level. Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), who is one of the key actors and decision makers in global health system, has owned rich experiences in global governance for health, which could be systematically learned and borrowed for host institute to improve the capacities in global health policy making and governance.
This study on “Government and Non-governmental organizations” is a sub-project in OP 302launched by School of Public Health, Fudan University. This project attempts to provide rational evidences for host institute to improve capacities in global health policy making and governance through systematically reviewing the target NGOs in global health system, including their organizational structure, relationship with governmental agencies, specific focusing global health activities and programs, and their roles in global health system.
During the previous quarter, the research team has conducted two in-depth discussions to develop the detailed study design and work plan, to clarify the main types of actors in Global health system, to build the selection criteria of NGOs, to brainstorm the key NGOs for study, and to discuss thematic framework applied in review. Currently, we are in the process of searching and collecting materials and documents of target NGOs through reviewing their official websites.