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Author: People's Health Movement.; Medact.; Global Equity Gauge Alliance.
Publisher: Cairo : People's Health Movement ; London : Medact ; Durban : Global Equity Gauge Alliance ; London : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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"In an increasingly integrated, globalised world with new cross-border threats to health, widening disparities in both health and access to health care, and an unacceptable level of human suffering and premature mortality in developing countries, civil society actors are asking, why is so little progress being made by global health actors?" "Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, the second edition of Global  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: People's Health Movement.; Medact.; Global Equity Gauge Alliance.
ISBN: 9781848130340 1848130341 9781848130357 184813035X
OCLC Number: 304073202
Notes: Revised edition of: Global health watch 2005-2006. 2005.
Description: xiv, 386 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: An alternative paradigm for development --
The health-care sector. Health systems advocacy ; Mental health : culture, language, power ; Access to health care for migrants and asylum seekers ; Prisoners ; Medicine --
Beyond health care. Carbon trading and climate change ; Terror, war and health ; Reflections on globalization, trade, food and health ; Urbanisation ; The sanitation and water crisis ; Oil extraction and health in the Niger Delta ; Humanitarian aid ; Education --
Holding to account. Global health governance ; The global health landscape ; The World Health Organization and the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health ; The Gates Foundation ; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria ; The World Bank ; Government aid ; US foreign assistance and health ; Canadian and Australian health aid ; Security and health ; Transnational corporations ; Protecting breastfeeding ; Tobacco control : moving governments from inaction to action --
Postscript : resistance.
Other Titles: Global health watch 2005-2006.

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Covers a comprehensive range of health topics, including access to medicines, mental health, water and sanitation, nutrition, and war and conflict. This book also draws attention to the politics of  Read more...

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'Ambitious, daring and foresighted, everyone should read GHW2. This is a brave report, and everyone will take something from it'Gill Walt, LSHTM'Excellent ... I highly recommend this treasure trove, Read more...

 
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