BRICS’ role in global health and the promotion of universal health coverage: the debate continues

McKee, Martin; Marten, Robert; Balabanova, Dina; Watt, Nicola; Yanzhong Huang; Finch, Aureliano P.; Fan, Victoria Y.; Van Damme, Wim; Tediosidi, Fabrizio; Missoni, Eduardo
June 2014
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Jun2014, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p452
Academic Journal
In this article the authors discuss the role that Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) can play in global health and in the promotion of universal health coverage. They are supportive of using collaboration and shared learning to promote universal health coverage but are critical of BRICS' role in global health, suggesting that a collection of countries such as BRICS cannot be assumed to be relevant in the development of global health policy.


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