Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786992239 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
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Global Health Watch 5

An Alternative World Health Report

Global Health Watch

Global Health Watch 5

Global Health Watch

Distributed for Zed Books

432 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786992239 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786992246 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health and healthcare, challenging conventional wisdom and pioneering innovative new approaches to the field. This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners today, within the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Collaboratively written by academics and activists drawn from a variety of movements, research institutions, and civil society groups, its case studies cover some of the most pressing issues in world health, from the resurgence of epidemic diseases such as Ebola to antimicrobial resistance, climate change, and illegal drugs.
 
Combining rigorous analysis with practical policy suggestions, Global Health Watch 5 offers an accessible and compelling case for a radical new approach to healthcare across the world.
 
 
Contents
List of Abbreviations
List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Section A The global political and economic architecture
A1 Sustainable Development Goals in the Age of Neoliberalism
A2 ‘Leave No One Behind’- Are SDGs the Way Forward?
A3 Advances and Setbacks towards a Single Public Health System in Latin America
A4 Structural Roots of Migration
Section B Health systems: current issues and debates
B1 Universal Health Coverage: Only About Financial Protection?
B2 Revitalizing Community Control in Primary Healthcare
B3 Healthcare in the USA: Understanding the Medical-Industrial Complex
B4 Contextualizing the Struggle of Health Workers in South Africa
B5 The ‘New’ Karolinska Hospital: How PPPs Undermine Public Services
B6 Access to Healthcare of Migrants in the EU
B7 Informalization of Employment in Public Health Services in South Asia
Section C Beyond healthcare
C1 Climate Change, Environmental Degrataion and Health: Confronting the Realities
C2 Gendered Approach to Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights
C3 Health Reforms in Chile: Lack of Progress in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
C4 Trade Agreements and Health of Workers
C5 Public Health in the Extractive Sector in East and Southern Africa
C6 The War on Drugs: From Law Enforcement to Public Health
Section D Watching
D1 Money Talks at the World Health Organization
D2 Private Philanthropic Foundations: What do they mean for Global Health?
D3 Management Consulting Firms in Global Health
D4 GAVI and Global Fund: Private Governance Structures Trump Public Oversight in Public Private Partnerships
D5 Investment Treaties: Holding Governments to Ransom
D6 Framing of Health as a Security Issue
D7 Politics of Data, Information and Knowledge
D8 Access and Benefit Sharing: The Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework
D9 Total Sanitation Programs at the Cost of Human Dignity
Section E Resistance, actions and change
E1 Social Movements Defend Progressive Health Reforms in El Salvador
E2 Contestations Concerning Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in India
E3 People living with HIV in India: The Struggle for Access
E4 Community Engagement in the Struggle for Health in Italy
List of Contributors
Index
 
Review Quotes
Medicine, Conflict and Survival
“A highly informative book—an extremely useful contribution offering an indeed alternative understanding of current global responses to probably the world’s greatest challenge.”
Social Medicine Portal
“An invaluable alternative health report to the mainstream consensus that privatized health insurance (known as Universal Health Coverage) is the answer to the world’s health problems.”
Thomas Pogge, Yale University
“This encyclopaedic work offers a thorough discussion of the state of human health worldwide, a deep analysis of the social causes of persistent health deficits, and constructive ideas for reform. An indispensable second opinion to government propaganda.”
Vic Neufeld, Special Advisor, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
Global Health Watch again meets our expectations for a critical analysis of the two great challenges of our time: the ecological crisis and continuing economic disparities. It holds us accountable and moves us toward an alternate vision.”
Michael Moore, President, World Federation of Public Health Associations
“Offers a courageous and serious assessment, making it compulsory health policy reading.”
Nila Heredia Miranda, former Minister of Health for Bolivia, and Executive Director of the Andean Health Organisation
“Addresses the increasingly complex problems affecting the health of populations. It draws attention to the destructive impact of corporate power and to the abuse of technological and scientific developments.”
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
“Brings together vision, critique, solidarity, and the promise of a collective path towards health equity for the world’s peoples. GHW5 makes vivid the connections between social justice and public health.”
Paulo Buss, Director, FIOCRUZ Center for Global Health
“A consistent source of critical information and analysis of health around the world. Terrific for researchers, teachers, students and health activists. The current edition will help the fight for better social, economic, and environmental conditions.”
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