Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781783602537 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781783602544 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Global Health Watch 4

An Alternative World Health Report

The Global Health Watch

Global Health Watch 4

The Global Health Watch

Distributed for Zed Books

432 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781783602537 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781783602544 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Global Health Watch, now in its fourth edition, is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health and healthcare. It covers a range of issues that currently impact on health, including the present political and economic architecture in a fast-changing and globalized world; a political assessment of the drive towards Universal Health Coverage; broader determinants of health, such as gender-based violence and access to water; stories of struggles, actions and change; and a scrutiny of a range of global institutions and processes. It integrates rigorous analysis, alternative proposals and stories of struggle and change to present a compelling case for a radical transformation of the way we approach actions and policies on health.
Contents
Introduction

Section A The global political and economic architecture
A1 The health crises of neoliberal globalization
A2 Fiscal policies in Europe in the wake of the economic crisis: implications for health
A3 Social struggle, progressive governments, and health in Latin America
A4 After the Arab Spring

Section B Health systems: current issues and debates
B1 The current discourse on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
B2 The National Health Service (NHS): prey to neoliberal lust for markets
B3 Reform of the Mexican healthcare system: the untold story
B4 Brazil: the rocky road to a universal healthcare system
B5 South Africa: building or destroying health systems?
B6 The right to health in Tunisia
B7 The revival of community health workers in national health systems
B8 The crisis of maternal and reproductive health
B9 The global health workforce crisis
B10 The politics and landscape of medical devices in a global market

Section C Beyond healthcare
C1 Social protection: reimagining development
C2 Non-communicable diseases: is big business hijacking the debate?
C3 Nutrition and food sovereignty
C4 Breaking free from gender-based violence
C5 Talking shit: is Community Led Total Sanitation empowering or divisive?
C6 Extractive industries and health

Section D Watching
D1 WHO reform: for what purpose?
D2 A new 'business model' for NGOs?
D3 Private sector influence on public health policy
D4 The TRIPS agreement: two decades of failed promises
D5 Cholera epidemic in Haiti
D6 The International Finance Corporation's 'Health in Africa' initiative
D7 The ethical cost of offshoring clinical trials

Section E Resistance, actions and change
E1 Reframing health in Bolivia around the concept of 'living well'
E2 Social change in El Salvador and the health sector
E3 Venezuela: the impact on health of social change
E4 Colombia: social struggles against the commodification of health
E5 Peru: social movement against neoliberal reforms
E6 Struggles for health in Europe
E7 The struggle against a destructive mining project in Greece
E8 The Right to Food campaign in India
E9 Aboriginal community-controlled health services in Australia
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