Global Health Watch 2005-2006: An Alternative World Health Report

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Zed Books, 2005 - 368 pages
Global Health Watch 2005--a collaboration of civil society activists, community groups, health workers and scholars -- has compiled this alternative world health report. It is a hard-hitting, evidence-based analysis of the political economy of health and health care. It offers a comprehensive survey of current knowledge and thinking in the key areas that influence health, focusing throughout on the health and welfare of poor and vulnerable groups in all countries. These issues range from climate change, water and nutrition to national health policies and services and the brain drain of health professionals from South to North.

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Contents

Part A Health and globalization
9
Part B Health care services and systems
53
The circus of external agencies and initiatives
78
B2 Medicines
100
How much does it cost to develop a new medicine?
109
B3 The global health worker crisis
119
The negative correlation between mortality rates and health worker
120
The global human resources for health conveyor belt
126
D3 Food
225
Trends in child malnutrition in developing countries 19902000
226
D4 Education
239
D5 War
253
global institutions
267
E2 UNICEF
293
E4 Big business
307
Average company tax rates in the EU and OECD 19962003
320

B4 Sexual and reproductive health
134
B5 Gene technology
147
Health of vulnerable groups
161
C2 Disabled people
179
D1 Climate change
193
D2 Water
207
E5 Aid
322
Tables
329
E7 Essential health research
339
Index
361
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Global Health Watch 2005 is a collaboration of leading popular movements and nongovernmental organizations comprising civil society activists, community groups, health workers and academics.

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