Describe the roles and relationships of the major entities influencing global health and development. Upon completion of this module, students should be able to: List and describe at least 3 entities that influence global health and development. Describe the characteristics, strengths, and limitations of the major global health organizations and institutions. The global health system: actors, norms, and expectations in. The traditional actors on the global health stage are mostly national health. Ministries and who these are now being joined by civil society and non- governmental orgs. Bill and melinda gates foundation spending on global health was alomost equal to the annual budget of who. Defining the global health system we understand global health needs to include disease prevention, quality care, equitable access, and the provision of health security for all people [16 18]. Such actors may operate at the community, national, or global levels, and may include governmental, intergovernmental, private for-profit, and/or not-forprofit entities.