Global Health Watch II

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Zed Books, Oct 15, 2008 - Social Science - 320 pages

In an increasingly integrated and globalized world characterized by new cross-border threats to health, widening disparities in 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"? Like its critically-acclaimed predecessor, the second edition of the Global Health Watch covers a comprehensive range of health topics, including access to medicines, mental health, water and sanitation, nutrition, and war and conflict.


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A An alternative paradigm for development
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B The healthcare sector

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Global Health Watch is a collaboration of leading popular movements and nongovernmental organizations comprising civil society activists, community groups, health workers and academics. It has compiled this alternative world health report - a hard-hitting, evidence-based analysis of the political economy of health and health care - as a challenge to the major global bodies that influence health. Its monitoring of institutions including the World Bank, the World Health Organization and UNICEF reveals that while some important initiatives are being taken, much more needs to be done to have any hope of meeting the UN's health-related Millennium Development Goals.

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