Global Health Watch 4: Neoliberal globalization and the global health crisis

How have different phases of neoliberal globalization deepened the global health crisis? What can we learned from these previous experiences to face the new phase of globalisation that emerges after the 2008-09 financial crisis? What are the key recent changes in global power relations and economic governance that impact health? How are these changes influencing decisions and choices that impact on health? The first chapter of GHW 4, ‘The health crisis of neoliberal globalization’ addresses these questions and proposes key political strategies and policy options for public health activists to challenge the current system.

Press release: GLOBAL HEALTH WATCH 4 Alternative World Health Report, released

AMSTERDAM, CAPE TOWN, FRANKFURT, LONDON, MEXICO CITY, PENANG, 13 November 2014

"With contributions from more than 80 experts from across the globe, GHW4 addresses key issues in the health sector. Through its five sections, it covers diverse issues related to health systems and the range of social, economic, political and environmental determinants of health. GHW4 locates decisions and choices that impact on health in the structure of global power relations and economic governance and is complemented by the ' Watching' section that scrutinises global processes and institutions. The final section on 'Alternatives, Action and Change', documents inspiring stories of struggles and actions for change"

PHM Global News September-November 2014

In this issue:

  • PHM's position on the Ebola Epidemic
  • People of the World, Surge Forward for Climate Justice
  • PHM India: Maternal Health Rights Campaign
  • Social Movements are key to achieving People—centered Health Systems
  • PHM’s position on the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition
  • And much more

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