The UK’s Contribution to Health Globally: Benefiting the country and the world is a new report from All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health presenting for the first time a comprehensive mapping of UK actors across all sectors, the contributions they make to global health and what benefits accrue to the UK.
“In the next few years the UK could establish itself more firmly as in leader in health and life sciences or it could begin to lose that status for ever.
The UK is a global power in health. It has world class universities and research, is a global leader in health policy and international development, has strong life sciences industries, a vibrant and diverse not-for-profit sector and exercises profound influence on health services globally. However, a combination of external competition, internal policy, and poor coordination could damage all of these assets – particularly if the UK fails to respond to changing power and perspectives across the world.
We argue here that the UK should aim to strengthen its position as a global leader in health working in partnership with others to improve health globally. This will require new strategies for creating mutually beneficial partnerships globally and greater alignment internally between the four sectors of academia, commerce, government and the not-for-profit sector; as well as the integration of health into foreign policy. This approach will bring great benefits to the UK and to the world.”