Medical research and global awareness of health inequalities continue to grow apace. Why then is global health inequality widening, with benefits disproportionally affecting the richest third? How can obstacles to more equitable healthcare be overcome? This passionately-argued book presents answers that will be essential reading for everyone interested in global health, public health, public policy and economics. Policy makers in global communities and government, political activists and all those with an interest in equality in healthcare will find stimulating, well-supported analyses of the interaction between neoliberal policies, geopolitical issues and health. Meanwhile professionals in international healthcare organisations, care agencies, and international charities will find challenging and refreshing socio-political solutions to those offered by the current neoliberal paradigm.
Table of Contents
Is neoliberalism compatible with global health equity? Setting an optimum context for global control. Inequity in access to water. Neoliberalist approaches to healthcare and the transnational pharmaceutical corporations. The obstacle of war. A world mortgaged to war. Imperialism and global health. Global mismanagement of food resources. The barrier of moral parochialism. What can we do now?