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Brushing up on the politics of health

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:46 GMT
Author: Rebekah Curtis
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If you want to know about international health care, you’ve got to know about the politics.

Focusing on the politics of the industry, “Global Health Watch 3 - An Alternative World Health Report” looks into water and sanitation, access to medicines, mental health, nutrition, and war and conflict, publisher Zed Books says on its website.

“In an increasingly globalised world with new cross-border threats to public health and widening disparities between populations, civil society actors are challenging the existing structures of global health policies,” Zed Books writes.

The volume is a broad collaboration of public health experts, non-governmental organisations, civil society activists, community groups, health workers and academics.

Topics covered include “Maternal Mortality,” “Pandemic Influenza Preparedness” and “The Right to Health.”

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