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The World Health Organization between North and South

Nitsan Chorev

Abstract

Since 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched numerous programs aimed at improving health conditions around the globe. In setting global health priorities and carrying out initiatives, the WHO bureaucracy has faced the challenge of reconciling the preferences of a small minority of wealthy nations, who fund the organization, with the demands of poorer member countries, who hold the majority of votes. This book shows how the WHO bureaucracy has succeeded not only in avoiding having its agenda co-opted by either coalition of member states but also in reaching a consensus that fit ... More

Keywords: global health priorities, World Health Organization, international economic order, neoliberal economic reforms, developing countries, United States, member states, international organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450655
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450655.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nitsan Chorev, author
Associate Professor of Sociology, Brown University