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
Figures and Tables ix Notes on Contributors xiii Foreword: Global Health Policy-Making in Transition xxixSir Richard G. A. Feachem Acknowledgments xxxiii Introduction 1Garrett W. Brown, Gavin Yamey, and Sarah Wamala Part I Global Health Policy and Global Health Governance 19 1 Understanding Global Health Policy 21Ruairí Brugha, Carlos Bruen, and Viroj Tangcharoensathien 2 Critical Reflections on Global Health Policy Formation: From Renaissance to Crisis 47Sophie Harman 3 Contemporary Global Health Governance: Origins, Functions, and Challenges 63Rajaie Batniji and Francisco Songane 4 Global Health Justice and the Right to Health 77Garrett W. Brown and Lauren Paremoer Part II Narrowing the Gap Between Knowledge and Action 97 5 Measuring the World’s Health: How Good are Our Estimates? 99Nancy Fullman, Abraham Flaxman, Katherine Leach-Kemon, Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, and Rafael Lozano 6 Achieving Better Global Health Policy, Even When Health Metrics Data are Scanty 119Peter Byass 7 An Argument for Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Global Health 133Gavin Yamey and Jimmy Volmink 8 Can Global Health Policy be Depoliticized? A Critique of Global Calls for Evidence-Based Policy 157Amy Barnes and Justin Parkhurst Part III The Politics of Risk, Disease, and Neglect 175 9 Dietary Policies to Reduce Non-Communicable Diseases 177Ashkan Afshin, Renata Micha, Shahab Khatibzadeh, Laura A. Schmidt, and Dariush Mozaffarian 10 Ethical Reflections on Who is At Risk: Vulnerability and Global Public Health 195Christine Straehle 11 Ethical and Economic Perspectives on Global Health Interventions 209Sonia Bhalotra and Thomas Pogge 12 Global Health Policy Responses to the World’s Neglected Diseases 229Mary Moran 13 The Fight for Global Access to Essential Health Commodities 245Manica Balasegaram, Michelle Childs, and James Arkinstall 14 The Social Determinants of Health 267Arne Ruckert and Ronald Labonté Part IV Diplomacy, Security, and Humanitarianism 287 15 Arguments for Securitizing Global Health Priorities 289Simon Rushton 16 Viral Sovereignty: The Downside Risks of Securitizing Infectious Disease 305Stefan Elbe and Nadine Voelkner 17 The Changing Humanitarian Sector: Repercussions for the Health Sector 319François Grünewald and Veronique de Geoffroy 18 The Limits of Humanitarian Action 341Hugo Slim Part V Financing and the Political Economy of Global Health 355 19 The Global Health Financing Architecture and the Millennium Development Goals 357Marco Schäferhoff, Christina Schrade, and Matthew T. Schneider 20 Can International Aid Improve Health? 375Christopher J. Coyne and Claudia R. Williamson 21 The Exterritorial Reach of Money: Global Finance and Social Determinants of Health 393Ted Schrecker 22 Trade Rules and Intellectual Property Protection for Pharmaceuticals 409Valbona Muzaka 23 The Health Systems Agenda: Prospects for the Diagonal Approach 425Julio Frenk, Octavio Gómez-Dantés, and Felicia M. Knaul 24 Will Effective Health Delivery Platforms be Built in Low-Income Countries? 441Gorik Ooms, Peter S. Hill, and Yibeltal Assefa Part VI Health Rights and Partnerships 457 25 A Rights-Based Approach to Global Health Policy: What Contribution can Human RightsMake to Achieving Equity? 459Lisa Forman 26 From Aid to Accompaniment: Rules of the Road for Development Assistance 483Vanessa Kerry, Agnes Binagwaho, Jonathan Weigel, and Paul Farmer 27 Global Health Partnerships: The Emerging Agenda 505Jeremy Youde 28 Partnerships and the Millennium Development Goals: The Challenges of Reforming Global Health Governance 519Michael Moran and Michael Stevenson Part VII Beyond Globalization 537 29 Preparing for the Next Pandemic 539Adam Kamradt-Scott 30 Globalization and Global Health 555Matt X. Richardson, Mike M. Callaghan, and Sarah Wamala Index 577
“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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