This Special Collection examines the legal and ethical framework of Short Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGHs). The five papers presented here reach the unequivocal conclusion that STEGHs cannot allow or condone illegal or unethical practices. They must operate in full partnership with local institutions and in full compliance with local laws and customs.
This Special Collection examines the intersection between governance and public health. The report by Kavanagh and Chen and the accompanying commentary by Goosby show clearly that health aid provided to developing countries by the Global Fund not only improves health, but also strengthens governance, reduces corruption, and advances development.