The Handbook of Global Health Policy. Handbooks of Global Policy

  • ID: 2586525
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 632 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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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Notes on Contributors
Forward – Global Health Policymaking in TransitionSir Richard FeachemIntroductionGarrett Wallace Brown, Gavin Yamey and Sarah WamalaI. Global Health Policy and Global Health Governance

1 Understanding Global Health PolicyRuairí Brugha, Carlos Bruen and Viroj Tangcharoensathien   

2 Critical Reflections on Global Health Policy Formation: From Renaissance to CrisisSophie Harman 

3 Contemporary Global Health Governance: Origins, Functions and ChallengesRajaie Batniji and Francisco Songane     

4 Global Health Justice and the Right to HealthGarrett 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 ScantyPeter Byass     

7 An Argument for Evidence–Based Policymaking in Global HealthGavin Yamey and Jimmy Volmink  

8 Can Global Health Policy be Depoliticised? A Critique of Global Calls for Evidence–Based PolicyAmy Barnes and Justin ParkhurstIII. The Politics of Risk, Disease and Neglect      

9 Dietary Policies to Reduce Noncommunicable DiseasesAshkan Afshin, Renata Micha, Shahab Khatibzadeh, Laura A. Schmidt and Dariush Mozaffarian    

10 Ethical Reflections on Who Is At Risk: Vulnerability and Global Public HealthChristine Straehle 

11 Ethical and Economic Perspectives on Global Health InterventionsSonia Bhalotra and Thomas Pogge 

12 Global Health Policy Responses to the World′s Neglected DiseasesMary Moran      

13 The Fight for Global Access to Essential Health CommoditiesManica Balasegaram, Michelle Childs and James Arkinstall 

14 The Social Determinants of HealthArne Ruckert and Ronald Labonté

IV. Diplomacy, Security and Humanitarianism     

15 Arguments for Securitizing Global Health PrioritiesSimon Rushton 

16 Viral Sovereignty: The Downside Risks of Securitizing Infectious DiseaseStefan Elbe and Nadine Voelkner   

17 The Humanitarian Sector in Evolution: Repercussions for the Health SectorFrançois Grünewald and Veronique de Geoffroy   

18 The Limits of Humanitarian ActionHugo Slim

V. Financing and the Political Economy of Global Health  

19 The Global Health Financing Architecture and the Millennium Development GoalsMarco 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 HealthTed Schrecker  

22 Trade Rules and Intellectual Property Protection for PharmaceuticalsValbona Muzaka   

23 The Health Systems Agenda: Prospects for the Diagonal ApproachJulio 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 AssistanceVanessa Kerry, Agnes Binagwaho, Jonathan Weigel and Paul Farmer       

27 Global Health Partnerships: The Emerging AgendaJeremy Youde  

28 Partnerships and the MDGs: The Challenges of Reforming Global Health GovernanceMichael Moran and Michael Stevenson

VII. Beyond Globalization  

29 Preparing for the Next PandemicAdam Kamradt–Scott     

30 Globalization and Global HealthMatt X. Richardson, Mike M. Callaghan and Sarah Wamala  


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“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)

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