On September 2, GSL Research Fellow Roojin Habibi co-published a chapter on Global Health Law with GHLC’s Benjamin Mason Meier and Ana Ayala in Ransom and Valladares’ new book “Public Health Law.”
In the chapter, the authors introduce the field of global health law as a foundation to prevent disease and promote health in a globalizing world. Recognizing inequalities in public health throughout the world, the chapter considers the extent to which legal capacities and authorities differ across nations, undermining efforts to achieve equity in global health.
To alleviate these global inequities, Meier et al. look to global health governance as a foundation of global health law, with the World Health Organization exercising its legal authorities to prevent the international spread of infectious diseases and the underlying global determinants of noncommunicable diseases. They also examine the rising importance of global health law as a basis to realize global health with justice.
Read it here.