Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781783605521 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783605538 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Protecting the Health of the Poor

Social Movements in the South

Edited by Abraar Karan and Geeta Sodhi

Protecting the Health of the Poor

Edited by Abraar Karan and Geeta Sodhi

Distributed for Zed Books

200 pages | 5 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781783605521 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783605538 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
We live in a world where despite the colossal amount spent globally on healthcare programs, massive inequalities in health—both within and between countries—still exist. In this path-breaking new collection, Geeta Sodhi and Abraar Karan have gathered essays that draw on in-depth empirical research spanning across Asia, Latin America, and Africa, bringing together first-hand experience from a range of international health experts.
 
Protecting the Health of the Poor provides an outstanding overview of the legal, political, and social factors obstructing the inherent human right for health in poor-performance countries of the global south. This remarkable book offers fresh perspectives from critically engaged scholars who offer a compelling case for re-evaluating how we approach healthcare in developing countries at a global, national, and local level. Together, the contributors make a fierce, logical argument for the necessity of organizations and governments worldwide collaborating on a comprehensive agenda to fight against poverty and to protect the health of the poor.
Contents
Figures and tables
Acknowledgements
Selected abbreviations and acronyms
Foreword

Introduction
Abraar Karan and Geeta Sodhi

Part One: Legal Movements
1.    Requesting a Compulsory license for Kaletra, an HIV/AIDS antiretroviral drug, on Colombia
Luz Marina Umbasia Bernal

2.    Impact of the World Trade Organization’s Agreements on Agriculture and on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights on the health of citizens in the developing world: A poverty-production-based critique
Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua

Part Two: Political Movements
3.    Managing an A(H1N1) pandemic: Public health or healthy business?
Germán Velásquez

4.    Catastrophic health expenditure, health insurance coverage, and poor people in India: New evidence on healthcare costs leading to impoverishment
T.V. Sekher, Kaushalendra Kummar, and V.P. Shijith

5.    Crisis of the global innovation model for medicines: A Civil society organizations’ perspective
Francisco Rossi Buenaventura and Luis Guillermo Restrepo Vélez

Part Three: International Approaches
6.    Advancing tobacco use prevention and cessation among socioeconomically disadvantaged young persons in India
Monika Arora, Abha Tewari, Shalini Bassi, Gaurang P. Nazar, Neeru S. Juneja, Melissa B. Harrell, Cheryl L. Perry, and K. Srinath Reddy

7.    Addressing the vulnerability of urban poor woman to negative maternal and newborn health outcomes
Geeta Sodhi and Skylab Sahu

Part Four: Multifaceted Movements
8.    International poverty law and human rights from below: Latin American affirmation of the right to health of indigenous peoples, migrants, and the displaced
Camilo Pérez-Bustillo

9.    Sociopolitics of HIV in Uganda: Proposing a socio-behavioural movement in response to donor politics and the economic crisis
Abraar Karan

10.    Health Impact fund: Aligning incentives
Thomas Pogge

About the editors and contributors
Index
Review Quotes
Environment & Urbanization
“These are just a few of the cases to draw out the links among poverty, development and health. Protecting the Health of the Poor argues that these three aspects are inextricably linked – and that addressing inequalities in this relationship is a matter of moral urgency.”
 
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