1st Edition

Global Health Governance and Commercialisation of Public Health in India Actors, Institutions and the Dialectics of Global and Local

Edited By Anuj Kapilashrami, Rama V. Baru Copyright 2019
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Global health governance has been the subject of wide scholarship, more recently brought to the fore by priorities for global health defined by the Sustainable Development Agenda. The health landscape itself has changed dramatically in the last two decades, shaped by cross-border flows of capital, ideas, technology intermediated through the complex interaction between global, national and local actors and institutions.

    This book analyses the complex terrain of global health governance and local responses to new global forms of integration and fragmentation in India. It unpacks, both conceptually and empirically, local manifestation and translation of global health architecture and regimes and how these processes influence public health policy and practice; as well as to what extent rules and flows are complied with, resisted and transformed at national and sub-national levels. Drawing together critical scholarship on interactions between global and local actors, focusing on processes, dilemmas, conflicts and trade-offs that such engagement presents for national health policies and health systems, it speaks to this interface between the global, national and local.

    Filling an important gap in global health governance scholarship in India, the book is a useful contribution to the fields of global health policy, international health and development, health systems, health inequalities, public health, public administration, development studies, social work, nursing, management studies and mainstream social science disciplines that engage with globalisation and health.

    1. Introduction- Global Health governance and commercialisation of public health in India: Actors, institutions and the dialectics of global and local, Anuj Kapilashrami & Rama Baru Part I: Actors, institutional practices and implicit agendas 2. Mapping the Conceptual terrain of global health governance: Global ‘ideas’, ‘innovations’ and normative frameworks to investment in health, Anuj Kapilashrami 3. Technical agencies and nutrition governance in India: Power & influence in the context of contested approaches, Vandana Prasad, Megan Arthur, T Sundararaman, M Ganapathy 4. Global actors, priorities & Local partnerships: A case study of USAID’s Sambhav scheme in Uttar Pradesh, India, Benjamin Hunter Part II: The commercialisation of Public Health 5. Comercialisation in health services in India since 1980: A biographical approach, Roger Jeffery 6. Industrial vectors of Non Communicable diseases: A study of the Alcohol Industry in India, Jeffrey Collin, Monika Arora, Sarah Hill 7. Public private partnerships in Drug trials: Blurred boundaries and emerging concerns: A case study of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine in India, Sarojini N.B., Veena Johari, Divya Bhagianadh 8. Unpackaging the Private sector in health policy & services, Rama Baru & Anuj Kapilashrami 9. The dilemmas of civil society, Neera Chandhoke


    Anuj Kapilashrami is a Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh, UK, an Associate Director of the Global Development Academy and a member of the People’s Health Movement in the UK.

    Rama V. Baru is a Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.