Global Health Watch 3

    Global Health Watch 3

    Global Health Watch  |  2011
    Published by Zed Books


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    The Global Health Watch provides a platform for activists to share experiences, practical examples, and theoretical analyses to strengthen local, national, regional, and global campaigns towards Health for All. Global Health Watch 3 is the definitive independent source of data on global health and offers essential information for anyone working in the field.

    In an increasingly globalized world with new cross-border threats to public health and widening disparities between populations, individuals are challenging the existing structures of global health policies.

    Like its critically acclaimed predecessors, this third volume of Global Health Watch covers a wide range of topics, including food, trade, access to medicines, mental health, climate change, and war and conflict. This volume includes a special focus on health systems and their relation to world economic crises. It continues to shine a light on the activities of WHO, UNICEF, big Pharma, and philanthrocapitalism.

    The Global Health Watch is a broad collaboration of public health experts, non-governmental organizations, civil society activists, community groups, health workers and academics. It was initiated by the People’s Health Movement, Global Equity Gauge Alliance and Medact as a platform of resistance to the neoliberal dominance in health.

    Praise for Global Health Watch 3

    "Global Health Watch 3, like the previous editions of the Watch, provides us with compelling evidence about all that is wrong with the governance of health care systems across the world. At the same time, it also provides us with hope, in the many stories about what can be done and what is being done. The challenge before us is to act decisively on the evidence provided."
    Hafden Mahler, MD, former Director General of the World Health Organization

    "A very good reference for people working in areas affecting the health of populations. It deals with some of the most important issues in today's world. I highly recommend it.”
    Vicente Navarro, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Health Services

    GHW3, surpassing its forerunners, masterfully addresses the relationship among health, health inequalities and their social determinants with exceptional scientific rigour, providing us with an indispensable reference for academics, activists, policy makers, leaders, government officials and students.”
    Eduardo Espinoza, Vice Minister for Health Policies, Ministry of Health, El Salvador