Category Archives: Global Health

Global Health Governance and Policy. An Introduction.

Global Health Governance and Policy outlines the fundamentals of global health, a key element of sustainable development. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it explores the relationship between the globalization process and global health’s social, political, economic and environmental determinants. It points … Continue reading

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Medical education for health

” A medical doctor who is able to integrate usefully in an urban or rural community, to take care of it, to understand its illnesses and defend its right to health. There is no graduate course nor specialization forming such … Continue reading

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Degrowth and health: local action should be linked to global policies and governance for health

Volume and increase of spending in the health sector contribute to economic growth, but do not consistently relate with better health. Instead, unsatisfactory health trends, health systems’ inefficiencies, and high costs are linked to the globalization of a growth society … Continue reading

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Let’s be “citizens of the world” (not consumers)

This is part of a longer interview released to Andrew Krivosheev in October 2012 on Rhodes Island on occasion of the “World Public Forum” Dialogue of Civilizations.

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April 7th – World Health Day – A healthy life to add years to life

Today April 7th  is the World Health Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the establishment of the World Health Organization, who turns 64 years this year. “Good health adds years to life” is the theme for this year’s world … Continue reading

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WHO Reform: threats and opportunities. A Healthier Political Functioning

The World Health Organization’s overall goal as defined in Article 1 of its Constitution is “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”. In order to achieve its objective, the organization was endowed with extensive normative … Continue reading

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The world is fat

For better-off families, the December/January Holiday Season is a period of traditional overeating, while the millions of people who suffer from chronic lack of food and the millions of children who die of malnutrition, worldwide, remain forgotten. Yet paradoxically, diseases … Continue reading

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