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Removing the barriers to global health equity

Author: Theodore H MacDonald
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Radcliffe, ©2009.
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Presents answers concerning health inequalities for everyone interested in global health, public health, public policy and economics. Policy makers in global communities and government, political activists and all those with an interest in equality in healthcare will find analyses of the interaction between neoliberal policies, geopolitical issues and health. Meanwhile professionals in international healthcare  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore H MacDonald
ISBN: 9781846193088 1846193087 9786611923709 6611923705
OCLC Number: 247842625
Description: xxii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Is neoliberalism compatible with global health equity? --
Setting an optimum context for global control --
Inequity in access to water --
Neoliberalist approaches to healthcare and the transnational pharmaceutical corporations --
The obstacle of war --
A world mortgaged to war --
Imperialism and global health --
Global mismanagement of food resources --
The barrier of moral parochialism --
What can we do now?
Responsibility: Théodore H. MacDonald.

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Medical research and global awareness of health inequalities continue to grow apace. Why then is global health inequality widening, with benefits disproportionally affecting the richest third? This  Read more...

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