Global Health Diplomacy

Global Health Diplomacy

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The worlda€™s problems are indeed world problems: social and environmental crises, global trade and politics, and major epidemics are making public health a pressing global concern. From this constantly changing scenario, global health diplomacy has evolved, at the intersection of public health, international relations, law, economics, and managementa€”a new discipline with transformative potential. Global Health Diplomacy situates this concept firmly within the human rights dialogue and provides a solid framework for understanding global health issues and their negotiation. This up-to-the-minute guide sets out defining principles and the current agenda of the field, and examines key relationships such as between trade and health diplomacy, and between global health and environmental issues. The processes of global governance are detailed as the UN, WHO, and other multinational actors work to address health inequalities among the worlda€™s peoples. And to ensure maximum usefulness, the text includes plentiful examples, discussion questions, reading lists, and a glossary. Featured topics include: The legal basis of global health agreements and negotiations. Global public goods as a foundation for global health diplomacy. Global health: a human security perspective. Health issues and foreign policy at the UN. National strategies for global health. South-south cooperation and other new models of development. A volume of immediate utility with a potent vision for the future, Global Health Diplomacy is an essential text for public health experts and diplomats as well as schools of public health and international affairs.Sima Barmania and Graham Lister Readersa#39; Guide Civil Society Organisations have become influential actors in the global health arena ... S. Barmania (*) United Nations University, International Institute of Global Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia e-mail: ... DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-5401-4_18, Ac Springer Science+ Business Media New York 2013 Learning Points a€c Civil Society in health is supported byanbsp;...

Title:Global Health Diplomacy
Author: Ilona Kickbusch, Graham Lister, Michaela Told, Nick Drager
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-09

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