Mr Gorik Ooms

Visiting Professor


Gorik Ooms is a human rights lawyer and a global health scholar, Professor of Global Health Law & Governance at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty of Georgetown University, and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University. Between 1990 and 2008, he worked with Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium in different positions, and as Executive Director from August 2004 until June 2008. He is one of the co-chairs of the Lancet Commission on a synergistic approach to universal health coverage, health security, and health promotion. 

Publications of Gorik

2021 Decolonizing health governance : a Uganda case study on the influence of political history on community participation

Moses Mulumba, Ana Lorena Ruano, Katrina Perehudoff, Gorik Ooms

2019 The right to health : from citizen's right to human right (and back)

Gorik Ooms, Ines Keygnaert, R Hammonds

2019 Aiming for synergies between global health security and global health equity, with help from a Framework Convention on Global Health

Gorik Ooms, Albrecht Jahn

2019 UHC2030's contributions to global health governance that advance the right to health care : a preliminary assessment

Rachel Hammonds, Gorik Ooms, Moses Mulumba, Allan Maleche

2017 Global health governance in the sustainable development goals : is it grounded in the right to health?

Remco Van de Pas, Peter S Hill, Rachel Hammonds, Gorik Ooms, Lisa Forman, Attiya Waris, Claire E Brolan, Martin McKee, Devi Sridhar

2017 Synergies and tensions between universal health coverage and global health security : why we need a second ‘Maximizing Positive Synergies’ initiative

Gorik Ooms, Claudia Beiersman, Walter Flores, Johanna Hanefeld, Olaf Müller, Moses Mulumba, Trygve Ottersen, Malabika Sarker, Albrecht Jahn

2016 From almost empty to half full? : a response to recent commentaries

Lisa Forman, Gorik Ooms, Claire E Brolan

2016 Global constitutionalism, applied to global health governance : uncovering legitimacy deficits and suggesting remedies

Gorik Ooms, Rachel Hammonds

2016 Of politicians and technocrats, and why global health scholars are inevitably a bit of both : a response to recent commentaries

Gorik Ooms

2016 Towards a global social support system : a response to the recent commentaries

Martin McKee, Gorik Ooms, David Stuckler, Sanjay Basu

2016 What do core obligations under the right to health bring to universal health coverage?

Lisa Forman, Claudia Beiersmann, Claire E Brolan, Martin McKee, Rachel Hammonds, Gorik Ooms

2015 'Everywhere but not specifically somewhere' : a qualitative study on why the right to health is not explicit in the post-2015 negotiations

Claire E Brolan, Peter S Hill, Gorik Ooms

2015 A global social support system : what the international community could learn from the United States' National Basketball Association's scheme for redistribution of new talent

Gorik Ooms, David Stuckler, Sanjay Basu, Martin McKee

2015 Cautionary notes on a global tiered pricing framework for medicines

Owain D Williams, Gorik Ooms, Peter S Hill

2015 From conceptual pluralism to practical agreement on policy : global responsibility for global health

Jennifer Prah Ruger, Rachel Hammonds, Gorik Ooms, Donna Barry, Audrey Chapman, Wim Van Damme

2015 Global social protection in health

Gorik Ooms

2015 Navigating between stealth advocacy and unconscious dogmatism : the challenge of researching the norms, politics and power of global health

Gorik Ooms

2014 Sexual and reproductive health of migrants: does the EU care?

Ines Keygnaert, Aurore Guieu, Gorik Ooms, Nicole Vettenburg, Marleen Temmerman, Kristien Roelens

2014 Beyond health aid : would an international equalization scheme for universal health coverage serve the international collective interest?

Gorik Ooms, Rachel Hammonds, Attiya Waris, Bart Criel, Wim Van Damme, Alan Whiteside

2014 Could international compulsory licensing reconcile tiered pricing of pharmaceuticals with the right to health?

Gorik Ooms, Lisa Forman, Owain D Williams, Peter S Hill