Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786992239 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786992246 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Global Health Watch 5

An Alternative World Health Report

Global Health Watch

Global Health Watch 5

Global Health Watch

Distributed for Zed Books

432 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786992239 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786992246 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health and healthcare, challenging conventional wisdom and pioneering innovative new approaches to the field. This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners today, within the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Collaboratively written by academics and activists drawn from a variety of movements, research institutions, and civil society groups, its case studies cover some of the most pressing issues in world health, from the resurgence of epidemic diseases such as Ebola to antimicrobial resistance, climate change, and illegal drugs.
 
Combining rigorous analysis with practical policy suggestions, Global Health Watch 5 offers an accessible and compelling case for a radical new approach to healthcare across the world.
 
 
Review Quotes
Thomas Pogge, Yale University
“This encyclopaedic work offers a thorough discussion of the state of human health worldwide, a deep analysis of the social causes of persistent health deficits, and constructive ideas for reform. An indispensable second opinion to government propaganda.”
Vic Neufeld, Special Advisor, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
Global Health Watch again meets our expectations for a critical analysis of the two great challenges of our time: the ecological crisis and continuing economic disparities. It holds us accountable and moves us toward an alternate vision.”
Michael Moore, President, World Federation of Public Health Associations
“Offers a courageous and serious assessment, making it compulsory health policy reading.”
Nila Heredia Miranda, former Minister of Health for Bolivia, and Executive Director of the Andean Health Organisation
“Addresses the increasingly complex problems affecting the health of populations. It draws attention to the destructive impact of corporate power and to the abuse of technological and scientific developments.”
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
“Brings together vision, critique, solidarity, and the promise of a collective path towards health equity for the world’s peoples. GHW5 makes vivid the connections between social justice and public health.”
Paulo Buss, Director, FIOCRUZ Center for Global Health
“A consistent source of critical information and analysis of health around the world. Terrific for researchers, teachers, students and health activists. The current edition will help the fight for better social, economic, and environmental conditions.”
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