| FNI PROJECTS
International Health as Foreign
With globalization and ensuing cross-cutting
linkages between various issue-areas, health is becoming a major foreign policy
issue in an increasing number of states, including Norway.
international health issues are closely linked to security, trade as well as
environmental issues like climate change. States are to varying degrees
affected by these developments, like pandemics. However, states may also seek
to actively pursue and affect the evolving agenda. Norway is playing an active
Norway was instrumental in establishing the 'Oslo Ministerial
Group' (OMG) in 2006, together with seven other countries. An explicit goal is
to get health higher on the international agenda and it has been quite
successful. Although the WHO is still the main health arena, a number of new
international institutions have been established. The goal of this project is
both to study the formation of these institutions as well as their
effectiveness. Institutional design as well as relations between science and
policy is important. The role of Norway is given particular
Project Leader: Steinar
Faid, Miriam, Tackling Cross-Sectoral
Challenges to Advance Health as Part of Foreign Policy FNI Report
2/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 39 p.
Sandberg, Kristin Ingstad, Steinar
Andresen, Sissel Hodne Steen, Sigrun Møgedal, Kristine Husøy
Onarheim and Graziella Van der Bergh, 'Helse som utenrikspolitikk' (English
version: 'Health as Foreign Policy'), Tidsskrift for Den norske
legeforening, No 18, 20.09.2011.
Sandberg, Kristin I. and Steinar
Andresen, 'From Development
Aid to Foreign Policy: Global Immunization Efforts as a Turning Point for
Norwegian Engagement in Global Health'. Forum for Development
Studies, Vol 37, No 3, 2010, pp. 301-325.
Centre for Development and
Environment (SUM), University of Oslo