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Polity Press (June 2012)
With a mixed approach combining the international legal environment with increasingly pressing global health issues, Jeremy Youde’s Global Health Governance provides an introduction to the legal infrastructure and jurisprudence at the intersection of public health and global governance. The book offers a framework for understanding the network of actors, interests, and issues at stake and their wide-ranging effects.
Youde explains where the need for an international system to address health needs first developed and attributes this to the economically motivated idea that “diseases cross borders” and “governments sought to work together because they did not want commerce interrupted.” Through a concise history of international health governance, he outlines the development of the first intergovernmental health groups up to the post-World War II establishment of present-day groups.
Youde further examines the creation and rise of the actors prominent in global health governance today—players like the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, The World Bank, private actors/NGOs, and civil society organizations. Connecting them to the biggest issues that confront the global health governance structure, he evaluates how the actors must cope with such pressures. Youde brings particular attention to health security, prevention, and access to pharmaceuticals, calling for a stronger, universal stance to remedy these problems.
Letter to the Editor: The Rule of Law as a Social Determinant of Health
O.B. K. Dingake
Letter to the Editor: Refusal to Treat Patients Does Not Work in Any Country – Even if Misleadingly Labelled Conscientious Objection
Christian Fiala and Joyce H. Arthur
Letter to the Editor Response: Much to Debate about Conscientious Objection
Wendy Chavkin, Laurel Swerdlow, and Jocelyn Fifield
Papers in Press
The Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe, 2008-2009; A Review and Critique of the Evidence
C. Nicholas Cuneo, Richard Sollom, and Chris Beyrer
Letter to the Editor: Human Rights, TB, Legislation and Jurisprudence
O. B. K. Dingake
UNstoppable: How Advocates Persevered in the Fight for Justice for Haitian Cholera Victims
HIV Criminalization Laws and the Right to Health
Canada’s Mining Industry in Guatemala and the Right to Health of Indigenous Peoples