Foreign Policy and Global Public Health: Working Together towards Common Goals
Chan, Margaret, Store, Jonas Gahr, Kouchner, Bernard, Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Pandemics, emerging diseases and bioterrorism are readily understood as direct threats to national and global security. But health issues are also important in other core functions of foreign policy, such as pursuing economic growth, fostering development, and supporting human rights and human dignity. Health is today a growing concern in foreign policy.
Public health has often been placed in a reactive role in dealing with the consequences of policies it had no influence in shaping. This remains true of the current crisis caused by soaring food prices. Applying a "health lens" to this crisis reveals the hidden impacts: more malnutrition in women and children, and silent deaths. These are …
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Publication information: Article title: Foreign Policy and Global Public Health: Working Together towards Common Goals. Contributors: Chan, Margaret - Author, Store, Jonas Gahr - Author, Kouchner, Bernard - Author. Journal title: Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Volume: 86. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2008. Page number: 498. © 1990 World Health Organization. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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