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.
"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"