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Author Labonte, Ronald N.

Title Health for some : death, disease and disparity in a globalizing era / Ronald Labonte, Ted Schrecker, Amit Sen Gupta
Published Toronto : Centre for Social Justice, 2005


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Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Globalization: from trading blankets to global warming -- 3. Globalization's 'poster children' -- 4. AIDS, poverty and the poverty of aid -- 5. Debt, aid and brain drain -- 6. Of trade and tortillas -- 7. Globalization, health and the World Trade Organization -- 8. Globalization comes home to roost -- 9. Conclusion
Summary Health for Some investigates the impact of globalization on human health. Although increasing affluence improves health, globalization often fails to deliver rapid economic growth and poverty reduction. Those who fall behind in the winner take all markets of global competition not only suffer from poverty and poor health, but also lose access to health care and other essential health-producing services. Reversing these trends will require decisive and coordinated action on the part of high-income countries in areas we often do not connect with: debt cancellation, increased development assistance, fair trade policies and global tax reforms. Ultimately, everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthy life: it should be a basic human right
Notes Includes one errata sheet
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 92-128)
Subject Globalization -- Health aspects.
Medical policy -- International cooperation.
World health.
Author Schrecker, Ted.
Sen Gupta, Amit.
Centre for Social Justice.
ISBN 0973329238