Globalization and Health: Challenges and Prospects

Ichiro Kawachi and Sarah Wamala

in Globalization and Health

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195172997
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865659 | DOI:
 Globalization and Health: Challenges and Prospects

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This chapter begins with a brief description of the purpose of the book, which is to provide a survey of current and emerging global threats to health and to analyze the collective and institutional responses to globalization. It also addresses the role of key intergovernmental institutions (the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Group of Eight Nations (G8)) in protecting—or, some claim, threatening—the health of the global public. The chapter then discusses the concept of “globalization”, and globalization through history. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: globalization; public health; environment; international organizations

Chapter.  8788 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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