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Innovation in Global Health Governance Critical Cases

By Andrew F. Cooper Copyright 2009
    422 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Analyzing twenty-first century innovations in global health governance, this volume addresses questions of pandemics, essential medicines and disease eradication through detailed case studies of critical and rapidly spreading infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS and 'lifestyle' illnesses such as tobacco-related illnesses, all of which are at the centre of the current global health challenge. Given its contemporary focus and wide range of world leading experts, this study is highly suitable for courses on global governance generally and global public health specifically across political science, economics, law, medicine, nursing and related fields. Scholars, practitioners and clinicians seeking a context for their front line health care provision will find this volume invaluable.

    Part I Introduction; Chapter 1 Critical Cases in Global Health Innovation, Andrew F.Cooper, John J.Kirton, Michael A.Stevenson; Part II Responding to Pandemics: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; Chapter 2 Epidemic of Fear, Andrew T.Price-Smith, YanzhongHuang; Chapter 3 Lessons from SARS, CarolynBennett; Chapter 4 The WHO and SARS, AdamKamradt-Scott; Part III Preparing for Pandemics; Chapter 5 SARS and Avian Influenza in China and Canada, SonnyShiu-Hing Lo; Chapter 6 The Role of Civil Society in Pandemic Preparedness, KathrynWhite, MariaBanda; Chapter 7 In-Flew-Enza, YanzhongHuang; Part IV Accessing Affordable Medicines; Chapter 8 Coming to Terms with Southern Africa’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic, HanyBesada; Chapter 9 The Renovation of Institutions to Support Drug Access, Jillian ClareCohen-Kohler; Chapter 10 Global Health Governance from Below, LisaForman; Part V Conducting Campaigns Against Chronic Illness; Chapter 11 Rotary International and Eradicating Polio, RobertScott, WilfridWilkinson, JohnEberhard; Chapter 12 Globalisation and the Politics of Health Governance, JeffCollin, KelleyLee; Part VI Defining Future Directions in Global Health Governance; Chapter 13 Forging the Trade Link in Global Health Governance, BenedikteDal, LauraSunderland, NickDrager; Chapter 14 Explaining Compliance with G8 Health Commitments, 1996–2006, John J.Kirton, NikolaiRoudev, LauraSunderland, CatherineKunz; Chapter 15 Global Health Initiatives, CarolineKhoubesserian; Part VII Conclusion; Chapter 16 Innovation in Global Health Governance, John J.Kirton, Andrew F.Cooper;


    Professor Andrew F. Cooper, The Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada and Professor John J. Kirton, University of Toronto, Canada

    'No-one involved in global governance can afford to miss this analysis. It illustrates the innovative capacity that has driven the governance of health in the face of global vulnerability and crisis. The well documented case studies make this change tangible and open up the potential for better collective action. May the decisionmakers of the G20 read this book as they pick up the pieces after the financial crisis and work to reform the global system.' Ilona Kickbusch, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland 'Global health governance has become one of the most critical and exciting areas in public health, and is having profound effects on health policy. However, many non-specialists have been deterred by the difficulty of finding the best literature in this rapidly evolving field and putting it into context, while many specialists may not be fully aware of new innovations. This admirable volume makes the field accessible through real world examples presented by leading experts, and highlights some possibilities for new strategies. This book will be an indispensable resource for both the non-specialist who wants to gain a better current understanding of the field, and for experienced researchers who want to broaden their horizons.' Stephen S. Morse, Columbia University and Mailman School of Public Health, USA 'This is a clear and prescient analysis of contemporary global health governance - its innovations, strengths, challenges and pitfalls. It is a must read for academics, government officials and activists alike.' James Orbinski, University of Toronto, Canada and former international President of Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders 'In Innovation in Global Health Governance, the editors propose a theoretical framework to explain and assess recent innovations in national and international governance related to global health...a useful survey of recent global health governance developments and issues.' Clinical Infectious Diseases