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Global Health Watch 3: An Alternative World Health Report

In an increasingly globalised world, with new cross-border threats to public health and widening disparities between populations, civil society actors are challenging the existing structures of global health policies. The latest report by the People’s Health Movement

The State of the World's Children 2012

One billion children live in urban areas, a number that is growing rapidly. Yet disparities within cities reveal that many lack access to schools, health care and sanitation, despite living alongside these services, says the latest flagship report by the United Nations childrens agency (UNICEF).

New Report: The Seven Myths of ‘Slums’

The increasing rate of slum growth in the Global South is the direct result of an international development paradigm that fails to prioritise the basic needs of the poor. A world without urban poverty cannot be realised without a redistribution of power and resources on the national and global level, argues a report by Share The World’s Resources.

Social Insecurity

Social security reforms, driven by the interests of private finance, have led to structural shortcomings in the healthcare and pensions systems of many developing countries. The expanding influence of financial markets and actors must be checked, says a report by the Bretton Woods Project.

Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide

While nearly a quarter of a billion people escaped life in the slums over the past decade, rural exodus to the cities has more than countered this trend. Sustainable urban development is likely to prove impossible if the urban divide is allowed to persist, finds a report by UN-HABITAT.

The Marmot Review: Fair Society, Healthy Lives

With few exceptions, the lower an individual’s socioeconomic position, the worse their health. Tackling inequality in health requires addressing disparities in income, education and well-being across society, finds a report by the Marmot Review.

The IMF, the Global Crisis and Human Resources for Health

Despite rhetoric of increased flexibility, the IMF’s policy prescriptions, such as budget limitations and the prioritisation of debt repayments, still severely restrict governments’ ability to invest in public health. A report by Global Health in the UK and the Stop AIDS Campaign.

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