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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.
Papers In Press
Europe’s Shifting Response to HIV/AIDS: From Human Rights to Risk Management
HIV, Hepatitis C, TB, Harm Reduction, and Persons Deprived of Liberty: What Standards Does International Human Rights Law Establish?
Gen Sander and Rick Lines
International Human Rights and the Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth
Rajat Khosla, Christina Zampas, Joshua P. Vogel, Meghan A. Bohren, Mindy Roseman, and Joanna N. Erdman
HIV and the Right to Health in Colombia
Corey Prachniak-Rincón and Jimena Villar de Onís
Transforming Policy into Justice: The Role of Health Advocates in Mozambique
Ellie Feinglass, Nadja Gomes, and Vivek Maru
Reproductive Health Policy in Tunisia: Women's Right to Reproductive Health and Gender Empowerment
Nada Amroussia, Alison Hernandez, and Isabel Goicolea
Letter to the Editor: Moving the Debate Forward in Right to Health Litigation
Octavio Luiz Motta Ferraz
Letter to the Editor Response: On the Heterogeneity and Politics of the Judicialization of Health in Brazil
João Biehl, Mariana P. Socal, Joseph J. Amon
Terminal Patients and the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment in Argentina
Martín Hevia and Daniela Schnidrig
Book review: Advancing Global Health and Human Rights in this Neoliberal Era
Harvard FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium Student Essay Competition:
Human Rights, Law and Abortion in El Salvador
Lessons from Jonathan Mann: The Ten Commandments on Multidrug-Resistant TB
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