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Health is intrinsic to poverty reduction and socioeconomic development. In the globalized world that we live in, while there are increased transnational health risks, there is increasing inter-dependence in the provision of healthcare between countries. Funding for health is fragmented and characterized by marked disparities between and within countries. In addition, impact of other key issues (e.g. climate change and water and sanitation) on health and a range of system constraints make it imperative to place health at the center of the broader development agenda both nationally and globally. Increasing proliferation of actors make greater collaboration and more effective global health governance crucial. Dr. Shaloo Puri draws lessons from her work and discusses the link of health and development, current challenges in global health and potential solutions. She was the Advisor, Global Health and Healthcare and the Country Representative (India), Global Health Initiative of the World Economic Forum. Prior to that she advised the Government of India as a World Health Organization consultant on Public Private Partnerships in health after working with grassroots NGOs for six years. She is a physician, an alumnus of the Harvard School of Public Health and now a Mason Fellow and a Mid- Career student of Master in the Public Administration program at HKS.