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Health equity in a globalizing era : past Challenges, future prospects

Author: Ronald Labonté; Arne Ruckert
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do some countries and populations suffer from poverty and ill health, whilst others are more prosperous and healthy? What are the inherently global (trans-border) issues that affect inequities in disease burden and health opportunities for individuals and nations? Traditionally, the focus of global health has been 'international health': the concern for high burdens of disease in generally low-income countries.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Labonté; Arne Ruckert
ISBN: 9780198835356 0198835353
OCLC Number: 1091668477
Description: VII, 464 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: 1: Globalization: Definitions, a Potted History, and Implications for Health2: Globalization as a 'Determinant of the Determinants of Health'3: Neoliberalism and its health discontents4: Migration: Globalization's Historically Defining Element5: Disrupted Labour Markets: Health Opportunities for Some, Health Risks for Others6: Trade and Investment Liberalization: the Health Complications of 'Free' Trade7: International Development Assistance and Health: From the Millennium Development to the Sustainable Development Goals8: Globalizing Health Systems9: Global Flows: Health Workers and Patients on the Move10: Infectious Diseases in the Age of Globalization11: The Global Diffusion of Noncommunicable Diseases12: Imperiling the Health of the Global Environmental Commons13: The Gendered Face of Global Health14: The Global Institutional Architecture: Entangling Health and its Social Determinants15: Overcoming Gridlock: From Global Health Governance to Global Governance for Health16: International Human Rights: 'Taming' Global Economic Markets?17: Global Activism and the Prospects for a Healthier Future
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This title discusses how globalization impacts the health of individuals and populations. It focuses on how globalization processes have impacted various social determinants of health such as income,  Read more...

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