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Global Health Watch 3: An Alternative World Health Report
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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

Link to full report: Global Health Watch 3: An Alternative World Health Report [pdf]


4th July 2012 - Published by the People’s Health Movement, Medact, Health Action International, Medico International and Third World Network

In and 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. Like its critically acclaimed predecessors, this third volume of Global Health Watch covers a comprehensive range of topics, including access to medicines, mental health, water and sanitation, nutrition, and war and conflict. Unlike most documentations of global health, it also draws attention to the politics of global health and the policies and actions of key actors.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

Section I: The Global Political and Economic Architecture
A.1 Economic Crisis and Systemic Failure: Why we need to rethink the global economy

Section II: Health Systems - Current Issues and Debates
B.1. Primary Health Care: A Review and Critical Appraisal of its Revitalization
B.2 Financing Health Care: Aiming for long-term solutions
B.3 Health Financing Models that Make Health systems work: Case Studies from Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Thailand
B4 Dysfunctional Health Systems: Case Studies from China, India, US
B5 Achieving a shared goal: Free Universal Health Care in Ghana
B6 Maternal Mortality: Need for a broad framework of intervention
B7 Research for Health
B8 Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: In Search of A Global Health Ethos
B9 Mental Health and Equality

Section III: Beyond Health Care
C1 The Global Food Crisis
C2 Conflict, Information and Right to Health
C3 Trade and Health
C4 The Future is Now: Genetic Promises and Speculative Finance
C5 Climate Crisis
C6 Challenging the Population Climate Connection

Section IV: Watching
D1 WHO: Captive to Conflicting Interests
D2 UNICEF and the Medicalisation of Malnutrition in Children
D3 Conflict of Interest Within Philanthrocapitalism
D4 The Pharmaceutical Industry and Pharmaceutical Endeavour
D5 Health and Global Security: Reasons for Concern
D6. International Health Partnerships+: Glass Half Full or Half Empty
D7. New Reproductive Technologies

Section V: Resistance, Actions, and Change
E1 The Movement for Change
E2. The Right to Health: From Concept to Action
E3. Cuba's International Co-operation in Health


About the Author:

The Global Health Watch is a broad collaboration of public health experts, non-governmental organisations, civil society activists, community groups, health workers and academics. It was initiated by the People's Health Movement, Global Equity Gauge Alliance and Medact as a platform of resistance to the neo-liberal dominance in health.

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