As globalisation has increased average annual mortality due to global infectious diseases has reached more than 13 million. A number of initiatives have been launched to increase cooperation at the global level. However, some commentators have suggested that a market in ‘global merit goods’ could provide an effective strategy to a problem that is receiving ever more attention from policy makers and practitioners.
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