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BRICS: Emergence of Health Agenda


Marina Larionova


Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Mark Rakhmangulov


Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR)

Andrei Sakharov


National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Andrey Shelepov


Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

April 1, 2015

The BRICS Group in the Spotlight: An Interdisciplinary Approach, November 2014

Abstract:     
Health is an indispensable public good. At the national level, it has been manifested in the commitment of the BRICS members of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to scale up health financing. At the global level, it is evidenced by the international community progress on the three health-related Millennium Development Goals. However, despite successes in fighting infectious diseases and reducing child and maternal mortality, old risks persist and new challenges emerge, resulting from the 2008 global financial crisis, current sluggish economic growth and growing economic inequality. The BRICS countries face these challenges and have begun cooperation on health issues. They must build their emerging health agenda recognizing these challenges, committing to develop sustainable policy solutions and cooperating with other actors to promote effective health governance for change. To explore how the BRICS contribute toward global health governance, this article first considers BRICS cooperation (its institutionalization, discourse and engagement with other international institutions) with a focus on health issues. It then looks into the members’ national health systems, challenges and goals. It concludes with expectations of the future BRICS health agenda and its implications for global governance.

Keywords: BRICS, global health governance, global governance, commitments, institutionalization, official development assistance, World Health Organization, global public good

JEL Classification: F5


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Larionova, Marina and Rakhmangulov, Mark and Sakharov, Andrei and Shelepov, Andrey, BRICS: Emergence of Health Agenda (April 1, 2015). The BRICS Group in the Spotlight: An Interdisciplinary Approach, November 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2742863

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Marina Vladimirovna Larionova (Contact Author)
Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) ( email )
Москва
Russia
Mark Rakhmangulov
Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) ( email )
Vernadskogo Prospect 82
Moscow, 119571
Russia
Andrei Sakharov
National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) ( email )
Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Andrey V Shelepov
Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) ( email )
Moscow, Moscow
Russia

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