New Book: Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy
Posted by on April 27, 2009
Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy
By Ronald Labont
Contemporary globalization has had tremendous impact on health equity across the globe. However, no volume has systematically analyzed the relationship between globalization and global trends in health outcomes. This book consolidates and updates the findings of a global research project undertaken by the Globalization Knowledge Network of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Chapters examine such questions as: How has trade liberalization affected the social determinants of health? How has globalization affected food security, nutrition and equitable access to water and sanitation? How well do present global governance structures take account of the health equity effects associated with the social determinants of health? This landmark volume will be a necessary addition for researchers and scholars studying the field of globalization, health and social policy, and public health across the social sciences.
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