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Global health security and universal health coverage: from a marriage of convenience to a strategic, effective partnership

Wenham, Clare and Katz, Rebecca and Birungi, Charles and Boden, Lisa and Eccleston-Turner, Mark and Gostin, Lawrence and Guinto, Renzo and Hellowell, Mark and Onarheim, Kristine Husøy and Hutton, Joshua and Kapilashrami, Anuj and Mendenhall, Emily and Phelan, Alexandra and Tichenor, Marlee and Sridhar, Devi (2019) 'Global health security and universal health coverage: from a marriage of convenience to a strategic, effective partnership.' BMJ Global Health, 4 (1). ISSN 2059-7908

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Abstract

Global health security and universal health coverage have been frequently considered as “two sides of the same coin”. Yet, greater analysis is required as to whether and where these two ideals converge, and what important differences exist. A consequence of ignoring their individual characteristics is to distort global and local health priorities in an effort to streamline policymaking and funding activities. This paper examines the areas of convergence and divergence between global health security and universal health coverage, both conceptually and empirically. We consider analytical concepts of risk and human rights as fundamental to both goals, but also identify differences in priorities between the two ideals. We support the argument that the process of health system strengthening provides the most promising mechanism of benefiting both goals.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 16:47
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 16:47
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29316

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