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The Global Health System: Lessons for a Stronger Institutional Framework

  • Suerie Moon mail,

    suerie_moon@hksphd.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Sustainability Science Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Nicole A. Szlezák,

    Affiliation: Sustainability Science Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Catherine M. Michaud,

    Affiliation: Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Dean T. Jamison,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Gerald T. Keusch,

    Affiliation: Global Health Initiative, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • William C. Clark,

    Affiliation: Sustainability Science Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Barry R. Bloom

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000193
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Suerie Moon, Nicole A. Szlezák, William C. Clark
Sustainability Science Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Catherine M. Michaud
Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Dean T. Jamison
Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Gerald T. Keusch
Global Health Initiative, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Barry R. Bloom
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: suerie_moon@hksphd.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

Suerie Moon has been a consultant for UNITAID and WHO.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SM NAS CMM DTJ GTK WCC BRB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SM NAS. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SM NAS CMM DTJ GTK WCC BRB. One of the two original conceptualizers of the study, and PI on the grant that supported it: WCC. Chaired the steering group for the project and supervised the research and workshop planning: WCC. Involved in the conception of the project and organization of the meetings: BRB.