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Global Health Law

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$63.50 • £50.95 • €57.00

ISBN 9780674728844

Publication Date: 03/31/2014


560 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

14 line illustrations, 14 tables


  • Preface
  • Global Health Narratives: Listening to the Voices of the Young
  • I. Failures in Global Health and Their Consequences: Health Inequities in Today’s Globalized World
    • 1. Global Health Justice: Toward a Transformative Agenda for Health Equity
      • Reconceptualizing “Health Aid”
      • A Shared Obligation: The Right to Health and Reinforcing Frameworks
      • Four Defining Questions for the Future of the World’s Health
    • 2. Globalized Health Hazards: The Need for Collective Global Action
      • Globalization and the Spread of Infectious Diseases: Man-Made and Controllable
      • Transnational Spread of Infectious Diseases
      • The Epidemiological Transition from Infectious to Noncommunicable Diseases: A Double Burden in Low-Resource Countries
      • A World of Hurt: Global Injuries
      • International Trade and Commerce: Safe Food, Drugs, and Consumer Products
      • The Benefits and Burdens of Globalization
    • 3. Global Health Law in the Broader Currents of Global Governance for Health
      • The Role of International Law
      • International Health Law: The World Health Organization’s Normative Standards
      • Health as a Fundamental Entitlement
      • Interconnecting International Law Regimes
      • Interrelationships between International and Domestic Law
      • Global Governance for Health
      • Universal Values of Good Governance: The Responsibilities of Stewardship
      • The Six Grand Challenges of Global Governance for Health
  • II. Global Health Institutions
    • 4. Fulfilling the Promise of the World Health Organization
      • The Birth of the Premier Global Health Leader
      • Governing Structure: Membership, Organs, and Division of Powers
      • The Milestones: From Disease Eradication to Health Systems
      • The WHO Constitution: A Progressive Vision of a Normative Institution
      • The WHO Reform Agenda: Proposals to Assure the Future of WHO Leadership
      • Concluding Reflections: Systemic Tensions within the WHO
    • 5. Old and New Institutions: From the World Bank to the Global Fund, the GAVI Alliance, and the Gates Foundation
      • Phase One: A Preeminent World Health Organization
      • Phase Two: The Rise of the World Bank
      • Phase Three: The Era of Partnerships
      • Phase Four: Tomorrow’s Global Health Institutions
  • III. International Law and Global Health
    • 6. The International Health Regulations: Responding to Public Health Emergencies of International Concern
      • Antecedents to the IHR (2005)
      • The International Health Regulations (2005)
      • WHO Roles and Multisectoral Relationships
      • Lessons Learned from the H1N1 Pandemic
    • 7. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: The Global Response to Tobacco
      • From Scientific Discovery and Industry Obfuscation to Social Mobilization
      • The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
      • The Tobacco Wars: Globalization, Investment, and Trade
      • The Tobacco Endgames: Toward a Tobacco-Free World
    • 8. Health and Human Rights: Human Dignity, Global Justice, and Personal Security
      • Health and Human Rights: From Tension to Synergy
      • Civil/Political Rights and Economic/Social/Cultural Rights: A Double Standard
      • International Human Rights Law: The Foundations
      • The Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health
      • Regional Human Rights Systems
      • The Right to Health in National Constitutions
    • 9. Global Health, International Trade, and Intellectual Property: Toward a Fair Deal for the Global South
      • The World Trade Organization
      • WTO Agreements in Relation to Health
      • International Health Agreements with Implications for Trade
      • The Doha Development Round and the Future of the WTO
      • The Balance between International Health and Trade
  • IV. On the Horizon: The Quest for Global Social Justice
    • 10. “Getting to Zero”: Scientific Innovation, Social Mobilization, and Human Rights in the AIDS Pandemic
      • The Social Construction of AIDS
      • Social Mobilization: The Vast Potential of Civil Society
      • Governing the AIDS Pandemic: Global AIDS Institutions in the New Millennium
      • Science and Policy: The Ethical Allocation of Scarce Resources
      • Reflecting Back, Looking Forward
    • 11. The International Migration of Health Workers: A Troubling Example of Global Injustice
      • Human Resource Inequalities: Magnitude of the Health Crisis
      • Drivers of International Migration
      • Global Justice: Balancing the Interests of Source Countries, Destination Countries, and Health Workers
      • Global Governance: The WHO Code of Practice
    • 12. Pandemic Influenza: A Case Study on Global Health Security
      • A Short History and Description of Influenza
      • Influenza Preparedness and Response: Therapeutic and Public Health Countermeasures
      • The PIP Framework: A Novel Compact for Virus Sharing and Access to Benefits
      • Dual Use Research of Concern: Influenza in an Age of Biosecurity
      • Global Health Justice: The Imperative of Innovative Governance
    • 13. The “Silent” Pandemic of Noncommunicable Diseases
      • The Quiet Growth of a Pandemic
      • Domestic Law and Regulation as a Tool for Preventing NCDs
      • Marshaling a Transnational Response
      • The Status Quo Is Unacceptable
    • 14. Imagining Global Health with Justice
      • What Should Global Health Look Like?
      • What Would Global Health with Justice Look Like?
      • How Do We Achieve Global Health with Justice?
      • Seizing the Moment for Global Health
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Abbreviations, Key Terms, and Actors in Global Health
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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