Pandemic Experiences and the Possibility of Global Health DiplomacyJournal: Millennium Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2021-01-31
Authors : Sharif Mustajib Fahmida Alam;
Page : 71-84
Keywords : global health diplomacy; COVID-19; health crisis;
This research paper illustrates how the COVID-19 situation expands the importance of the incorporation of health issues in diplomatic channels. It also argues that the simultaneous interaction of state and nonstate actors in global health issues can reduce the danger of pandemic implications rather than the isolationist approach. Thus, it delegates an all-inclusive approach. This analysis underpins how the countries of today‘s world are more interdependent than ever in terms of politics and economics dealing with trade and business, people‘s movement, information technology, and climate change. Though there are theoretical and ideological disagreements in the course of diplomacy and statecraft, modern diplomacy has a space for health issues as an element of its table of contents. It is relevant to mention that the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to all the regions of the world and it is no longer an issue of a particular country. Pandemic is not new in the world, we have already faced SARS, Ebola, Anthrax and so on, but this case is overwhelming, rapidest and unprecedented. In addition, today‘s world is more complex than ever. This situation is intertwined with several issues of politics, economics, and security, etc. This study reviewed secondary data to understand the dynamics of several pandemic cases. Based on findings, it concludes that the Global Health Diplomacy characterized by cooperation, dialogue, information sharing, capacity building is needed to battle a pandemic; it also suggests transparency, accountability and integrity to achieve this goal.
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