Health and Infectious Disease

Gian Luca Burci

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Health and Infectious Disease


This article reviews the main international and institutional legal aspects of cooperation in the fight against the plague of infectious diseases. It makes a particular reference to the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies of the UN system. This article underscores the intrinsically international dimension of the realization of the essential importance of international cooperation.

Keywords: international; institutional; legal aspects; cooperation; infectious diseases; World Health Organization; international cooperation

Article.  4545 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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