We have published a new discussion paper debating the European Union’s responsibilities, capacities and willingness in the field of global health. Healthcare governance already is a vastly complex policy domain within the borders of the European Union, partly due to conflicting political agendas and heterogeneity in health systems across the different member states. These issues become even more prominent when the EU mingles in health affairs of a more global nature.
Despite the complexities of a global approach to health issues, it becomes apparent that in an ever globalising world, international strategies for tackling disease and reducing disease burden are unavoidable if we want to create resilient populations and communities. The author offers a critical reflection on healthcare values and how the European Health Strategy could serve as a guideline for further shaping and effectuating global policies and efforts pertaining to health. The complete discussion paper can be read here.