The Handbook of Global Health Policy
Handbooks of Global Policy 1. Aufl.
The Handbook of Global Health Policy provides a definitive source of the key areas in the field. It examines the ethical and practical dimensions of new and current policy models and their effect on the future development of global health and policy. Maps out key debates and policy structures involved in all areas of global health policy Isolates and examines new policy initiatives in global health policy Provides an examination of these initiatives that captures both the ethical/critical as well as practical/empirical dimensions involved with global health policy, global health policy formation and its implications Confronts the theoretical and practical questions of ‘who gets what and why’ and ‘how, when and where?’ Captures the views of a wide array of scholars and practitioners, including from low- and middle-income countries, to ensure an inclusive view of current policy debates
Notes on Contributors Forward – Global Health Policymaking in Transition Sir Richard Feachem Introduction Garrett Wallace Brown, Gavin Yamey and Sarah Wamala I. Global Health Policy and Global Health Governance 1 Understanding Global Health Policy Ruairí Brugha, Carlos Bruen and Viroj Tangcharoensathien 2 Critical Reflections on Global Health Policy Formation: From Renaissance to Crisis Sophie Harman 3 Contemporary Global Health Governance: Origins, Functions and Challenges Rajaie Batniji and Francisco Songane 4 Global Health Justice and the Right to Health Garrett Wallace Brown and Lauren Paremoer II. Narrowing the Gap Between Knowledge and Action 5 Measuring the World's Health: How Good are our Estimates? Nancy Fullman, Abraham Flaxman, Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, Rafael Lozano and Katherine Leach-Kemon 6 Achieving Better Global Health Policy, Even When Health Metrics Data are Scanty Peter Byass 7 An Argument for Evidence-Based Policymaking in Global Health Gavin Yamey and Jimmy Volmink 8 Can Global Health Policy be Depoliticised? A Critique of Global Calls for Evidence-Based Policy Amy Barnes and Justin Parkhurst III. The Politics of Risk, Disease and Neglect 9 Dietary Policies to Reduce Noncommunicable Diseases Ashkan Afshin, Renata Micha, Shahab Khatibzadeh, Laura A. Schmidt and Dariush Mozaffarian 10 Ethical Reflections on Who Is At Risk: Vulnerability and Global Public Health Christine Straehle 11 Ethical and Economic Perspectives on Global Health Interventions Sonia Bhalotra and Thomas Pogge 12 Global Health Policy Responses to the World's Neglected Diseases Mary Moran 13 The Fight for Global Access to Essential Health Commodities Manica Balasegaram, Michelle Childs and James Arkinstall 14 The Social Determinants of Health Arne Ruckert and Ronald Labonté IV. Diplomacy, Security and Humanitarianism 15 Arguments for Securitizing Global Health Priorities Simon Rushton 16 Viral Sovereignty: The Downside Risks of Securitizing Infectious Disease Stefan Elbe and Nadine Voelkner 17 The Humanitarian Sector in Evolution: Repercussions for the Health Sector François Grünewald and Veronique de Geoffroy 18 The Limits of Humanitarian Action Hugo Slim V. Financing and the Political Economy of Global Health 19 The Global Health Financing Architecture and the Millennium Development Goals Marco Schäferhoff, Christina Schrade and Matthew Schneider 20 Can International Aid Improve Health? Christopher J. Coyne and Claudia R. Williamson 21 The Exterritorial Reach of Money: Global Finance and Social Determinants of Health Ted Schrecker 22 Trade Rules and Intellectual Property Protection for Pharmaceuticals Valbona Muzaka 23 The Health Systems Agenda: Prospects for the Diagonal Approach Julio Frenk, Octavio Gómez-Dantés and Felicia M. Knaul 24 Will Effective Health Delivery Platforms be Built in Low-Income Countries? Gorik Ooms, Peter S. Hill and Yibeltal Assefa VI. Health Rights and Partnerships 25 A Rights-Based Approach to Global Health Policy: What Contribution can Human Rights Make to Achieving Equity? Lisa Forman 26 From Aid to Accompaniment: Rules of the Road for Development Assistance Vanessa Kerry, Agnes Binagwaho, Jonathan Weigel and Paul Farmer 27 Global Health Partnerships: The Emerging Agenda Jeremy Youde 28 Partnerships and the MDGs: The Challenges of Reforming Global Health Governance Michael Moran and Michael Stevenson VII. Beyond Globalization 29 Preparing for the Next Pandemic Adam Kamradt-Scott 30 Globalization and Global Health Matt X. Richardson, Mike M. Callaghan and Sarah Wamala Index
“This is a critical work to help scholars, practitioners, and students better understand the interdisciplinary arena of global health policy . . . Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 July 2015)
Garrett Wallace Brown is Reader in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Grounding Cosmopolitanism: From Kant to the Idea of a Cosmopolitan Constitution (2009) and co-editor of The Cosmopolitanism Reader (with David Held, Polity Press, 2010). Gavin Yamey leads the Evidence to Policy initiative (E2Pi), a global health policy think tank in the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio, and has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. Sarah Wamala is the Director-General of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health and Associate Professor at Karolinska Institute. She has published extensively on the wider determinants of health and relevance of preventive strategies and interventions, and is the editor of Globalization and Health (with Ichiro Kawachi, 2007).
This is an essential state-of-the-art guide to global health and its associated policies. It covers an extensive range of issues including the governance, financing, and architecture of global health; the influence of evidence and politics on health policy; human and national security; trans-border threats; and human rights and partnerships. In doing so, it maps out key debates and policy structures involved in global health policy, and isolates and examines new policy initiatives. This unique text provides a definitive source and specification of the key areas in the field; it builds upon the interdisciplinary experience of its three editors to examine the ethical and practical dimensions of new and current policy models and their effect on the future development of global health policy and global health. It also brings together an international team of authors, a significant number of whom are from low- and middle-income countries, to ensure an inclusive view of current policy debates. The book takes a further step from earlier research – from defining and demonstrating the associations between global mechanisms and global health, to examining health policies that influence global health. The book examines each health policy topic through two different lenses: one chapter focuses on ethical/moral questions related to that topic, while an accompanying chapter explores the more practical/empirical dimensions. In this way, the book offers a complete 360 degree overview of global health policy, its formulation and its implications.
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