Globalization and Health

Globalization and Health

Globalization and Health

Globalization and Health

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This international collection of essays on globalization and health examines the global health issues associated with the economic, technological, political, social, cultural and environmental effects of globalization the increasing movement of capital, people, technology, goods, information, environmental pollution, and disease around the globe. These essays analyze the complex linkages between globalization and health, the health effects of globalization at all levels (global, national, and local), and the policy and institutional responses associated with the health consequences of globalization. To download a sample chapter click here"

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This international collection of essays on globalization and health examines the global health issues associated with the economic, technological, political, social, cultural and environmental effects of globalization. These essays analyze the complex linkages between globalization and health, the health effects of globalization at all levels (global, national, and local), and the policy and institutional responses associated with the health consequences of globalization.

This collection combines essays that are global or broadly comparative in scope with those that focus on health issues in a single country or region. The contributors of these essays are international experts, officials, and scholars who are deeply concerned about the global health problems and issues addressed in this collection. They provide important information, insights, and conclusions about the linkages between globalization and health, the health effects of globalization, the major global health issues faced by humanity, and the responses that have been and need to be developed to these issues.

The health risks and challenges faced by humanity today are enormous. The global increase in chronic diseases as well as the spread of new and reemerging communicable diseases is unprecedented. The globalization of contemporary economic, technological, political, social and cultural forces and the health effects of these forces are increasing the risks to population health around the world. This collection of essays was organized to contribute to the global search for effective responses to the global health problems confronting humanity at the outset of the twenty-first century. Hopefully, it will contribute to increasing awareness about these problems and to the ongoing efforts to resolve them.

RICHARD L. HARRIS and MELINDA J. SEID

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