Health systems are a complex mix of public and private actors. Effective “stewardship” over the entire health system, as advocated by WHO, requires governments to develop and enforce regulations that assure access to quality health care without unnecessary costs. CGHD has two lawyers on the faculty and has provided advice to governments modernizing laws and regulations in health care, including:
- Consulting with the Health Ministry and Parliament (Duma) of the Russian Federation on modifications to laws on tuberculosis, health insurance, and physician licensing
- Analyzing the current regulatory scheme in Kenya and Namibia as part of broader assessments of private sector health care
- Working with Government authorities drafting new laws on licensing health facilities and professionals in Zambia and Vietnam.