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Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health

ISBN 9781138238596
Published December 13, 2018 by Routledge
460 Pages

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Book Description

In the early twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken centre stage on the global scene, and health has been placed at the heart of our collective aspirations for human development and well-being. But significant debate exists not only about the causes, but also about the possible solutions for nearly all of the most important global health challenges.

Competing visions of the values and perspectives that should underlie global health policies have emerged, ranging from an emphasis on cost eff ectiveness and resource constraints on one extreme, to new calls for health and human rights, and renewed calls for health and social justice on the other. The role of different intergovernmental agencies, bilateral or unilateral donors, public or private institutions and initiatives, has increasingly been called into question, whilst the spread of neoliberal policies and programmes, and existing international trade regimes and intellectual property rights, are deeply implicated in relation to global health responses.

This volume critically evaluates how the global health industry has evolved and how the interests of diverse political and economic stakeholders are shaping the context of a rapidly changing institutional landscape. Bringing together leading authors from across the world, the Handbook’s eight sections explore:

• Critical perspectives on global health

• Globalisation, neoliberalism, and health systems

• The changing shape of global health governance

• Development assistance and the politics of global health

• Scale-up, scale-down, and the sustainability of global health programmes

• Intellectual property rights, trade relations, and global health

• Humanitarian emergencies and global health politics

• Human rights, social justice, and global health

The Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health addresses both the emerging issues and conceptualisations of the political strategies, policy-making processes, and global governance of global health, along with expanding upon and highlighting the critical priorities in this rapidly evolving field. It provides an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers working in or concerned with the politics of public health around the globe.

Table of Contents

Part I. Critical Perspectives on Global Health

Chapter 1. South-North Commonalities and Fault-lines in Global Health

Gita Sen

Chapter 2. The Right to Health under Capitalism: Threats, Confrontations and Possibilities

César Abadía-Barrero and Adriana Ardila-Sierra

Chapter 3. South African AIDS Activism: Lessons for High-Impact Global Health Advocacy

Mandisa Mbali

Chapter 4. Neglect in Global Health

João Nunes

Chapter 5. The Politics of Funding Research in Global Health Partnerships

Johanna T. Crane, Irene Andia Biraro, Tamer M. Fouad, Yap Boum II, and David Bangsberg

Chapter 6. From Global Health to Planetary and Micro Global Health: Theorizing Global Health’s Present Remodeling and Scaling

João Biehl and Yi Ching Ong

Part II. Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Health Systems

Chapter 7. Boundaries of Global Health Politics in the ‘Fourth World’: Determinants of Political Will for Hepatitis C Treatment

Jonathan Garcia, Devynne Nelons, Tayler Tobey, Katherine Marsi

Chapter 8. Sabotaged Bodies, Sacrifice, and Lost Youth under Punitive Neoliberalism

Luis L. M. Aguiar

Chapter 9. ‘Willingness to Pay’: How Health Care User Fees Spread around the World, 1965-2015

Aaron Shakow and Salmaan Keshavjee

Chapter 10. The Politics of Health Systems Strengthening

Katerini Storeng, Ruth J. Prince and Arima Mishra

Chapter 11. National and Subnational Politics of Health Systems’ Origins and Change

Radhika Gore

Part III. The Changing Shape of Global Health Governance

Chapter 12. Reforming the World Health Organization

Yanzhong Huang and Gabriela Meltzer

Chapter 13. Health Governance: A Neglected and an Uncharted Path of Governance in Africa

Oyewale Tomori

Chapter 14. Learning from Research on Experiences of Health Diplomacy in Africa

Rene Loewenson and Bente Molenaar-Neufeld

Chapter 15. China’s Role in Global Health Governance

Jeremy Youde

Chapter 16. Aiming for Synergies between Global Health Security and Global Health Justice, with Help from a Framework Convention on Global Health

Gorik Ooms and Albrecht Jahn

Chapter 17. Health and Global Governance: The Case of Development Cooperation on

Håkan Thörn

Part IV. Development Assistance and The Politics of Global Health

Chapter 18. Global Health Challenges in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals

Nana Poku and Jim Whitman

Chapter 19. Disrupting Global Health: The Gates Foundation and the Vaccine Business

Jacob Levich

Chapter 20. National Influence in Global Health Governance: The Case of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development

Daniel E. Esser

Chapter 21. The Crossroads of Development Assistance and National Development Agendas in the Countries of South Eastern Europe

Neda Milevska Kostova, Elizabeth J. King, and Kristefer Stojanovski

Chapter 22. On the Life History of HIV Interventions in India: Avahan, Organic Intellectuals, and the Fate of Community Mobilization

Robert Lorway, Shamshad Khan, Monika Doshi, Sundar Sundararaman, and Sushena-Reza Paul

Part V. Scale-Up, Scale-Down, and the Sustainability of Global Health Programs

Chapter 23. Scaling-up and Losing the Signal: The Global HIV and AIDS Epidemic

Alan Whiteside

Chapter 24. Brazil and the Changing Meanings of ‘Universal Access’ to Antiretrovirals during the Early 21st Century

Marcos Cueto

Chapter 25. ‘Ending AIDS’ or Scaling Down the HIV Response?

Nora Kenworthy, Matthew Thomann and Richard Parker

Chapter 26. Enabling Positive Change: Learning from Progress and Setback in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Purnima Mane and Peter Aggleton

Chapter 27. The Global Politics of Polio Eradication

William S. Schulz and Heidi J. Larson

Part VI. Intellectual Property Rights, Trade Relations and Global Health

Chapter 28. Politics of Access to Medicines and Human Rights

Anand Grover

Chapter 29. Trading Away Global Health?: Unravelling the Intellectual Property, Trade and Investments Nexus and the Impact on the Right to Health

Karen Van Rompaey

Chapter 30. Will the Amendment to the TRIPS Agreement Enhance Access to Medicines?

Carlos Correa

Chapter 31. Taking on the Challenge of Implementing Public Health Safeguards on the Ground: The Experience of Argentina and Brazil from a Civil Society Perspective

Marcela Fogaça Vieira and Lorena Di Giano

Chapter 32. The Politics of Malnutrition: Achieving Policy Coherence in a Globalized World Anne-Marie Thow and Biraj Patnaik

Part VII. Humanitarian Emergencies and Global Health Politics

Chapter 33. Forced Migration and Health: Problems and Responses

Eduardo Faerstein and Anete Trajman

Chapter 34. Geopolitics, Political Violence, and Global Health: Ethical Obligations for Professionals Acting Within Wars and Conflict Settings

Cindy Sousa

Chapter 35. Sovereignty, Development, and Health: Humanitarianism and Health Care Provision in the Gaza Strip

Ron Smith

Chapter 36. Drone Operators, Terrorists, and the Biopolitics of Public Health in the War on Terror

Neil Krishnan Aggarwal

Part VIII. Human Rights, Social Justice and Global Health

Chapter 37. The Invisible Reality of ‘Chinthar Roge’ (A Life of Chronic Worry): The Illness of Poverty in Dhaka’s Urban Slum Settlements

Sabina Faiz Rashid

Chapter 38. Salmon, Fire and the Environmental and Political Contexts of Tribal Health

Kari Norgaard and Ron Reed

Chapter 39. Research and Sex Work: How Neo-colonialism and Biomedicalization Impact Struggles for Sex Workers’ Rights

Laura Murray, Elsa Oliveira, and Debolina Dutta

Chapter 40. In Pursuit of Genomic Justice: Sovereignty, Inclusion and Innovation in Mexico

Emily E. Vasquez and Vivette García-Deister

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Richard Parker is Senior Visiting Professor in the Institute for the Study of Collective Health (IESC) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Executive Director of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA), as well as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Global Public Health, published by Routledge.

Jonathan García is Assistant Professor in Global Health at Oregon State University, where he directs the graduate program in Global Health. His research on global health disparities is carried out in partnership with community-based organizations in Brazil, Peru, and India.