Public goods and services are those open to all and provided at public expense or sometimes by a wealthy donor. Examples include defense, fire and police services, roads and parks, and public health and emergency medical services. Global public goods for health are services and measures such as health information systems, international health regulations, and epidemic investigation and control procedures, provided by the World Health Organization, other UN agencies, various nongovernmental organizations, and national agencies such as the Pasteur Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For details, see http://www.who.int/trade/distance_learning/gpgh/en/.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.