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The Handbook of Global Health Policy

The Handbook of Global Health Policy

Garrett W. Brown (Editor), Gavin Yamey (Editor), Sarah Wamala (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-50962-3 April 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 632 Pages

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The Handbook of Global Health Policy provides a definitive source of the key areas in the field. It examines the ethical and practical dimensions of new and current policy models and their effect on the future development of global health and policy.

  • Maps out key debates and policy structures involved in all areas of global health policy
  • Isolates and examines new policy initiatives in global health policy
  • Provides an examination of these initiatives that captures both the ethical/critical as well as practical/empirical dimensions involved with global health policy, global health policy formation and its implications
  • Confronts the theoretical and practical questions of ‘who gets what and why’ and ‘how, when and where?’
  • Captures the views of a wide array of scholars and practitioners, including from low- and middle-income countries, to ensure an inclusive view of current policy debates

Figures and Tables ix

Notes on Contributors xiii

Foreword: Global Health Policy-Making in Transition xxix
Sir Richard G. A. Feachem

Acknowledgments xxxiii

Introduction 1
Garrett W. Brown, Gavin Yamey, and Sarah Wamala

Part I Global Health Policy and Global Health Governance 19

1 Understanding Global Health Policy 21
Ruairí Brugha, Carlos Bruen, and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

2 Critical Reflections on Global Health Policy Formation: From Renaissance to Crisis 47
Sophie Harman

3 Contemporary Global Health Governance: Origins, Functions, and Challenges 63
Rajaie Batniji and Francisco Songane

4 Global Health Justice and the Right to Health 77
Garrett W. Brown and Lauren Paremoer

Part II Narrowing the Gap Between Knowledge and Action 97

5 Measuring the World’s Health: How Good are Our Estimates? 99
Nancy Fullman, Abraham Flaxman, Katherine Leach-Kemon, Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, and Rafael Lozano

6 Achieving Better Global Health Policy, Even When Health Metrics Data are Scanty 119
Peter Byass

7 An Argument for Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Global Health 133
Gavin Yamey and Jimmy Volmink

8 Can Global Health Policy be Depoliticized? A Critique of Global Calls for Evidence-Based Policy 157
Amy Barnes and Justin Parkhurst

Part III The Politics of Risk, Disease, and Neglect 175

9 Dietary Policies to Reduce Non-Communicable Diseases 177
Ashkan Afshin, Renata Micha, Shahab Khatibzadeh, Laura A. Schmidt, and Dariush Mozaffarian

10 Ethical Reflections on Who is At Risk: Vulnerability and Global Public Health 195
Christine Straehle

11 Ethical and Economic Perspectives on Global Health Interventions 209
Sonia Bhalotra and Thomas Pogge

12 Global Health Policy Responses to the World’s Neglected Diseases 229
Mary Moran

13 The Fight for Global Access to Essential Health Commodities 245
Manica Balasegaram, Michelle Childs, and James Arkinstall

14 The Social Determinants of Health 267
Arne Ruckert and Ronald Labonté

Part IV Diplomacy, Security, and Humanitarianism 287

15 Arguments for Securitizing Global Health Priorities 289
Simon Rushton

16 Viral Sovereignty: The Downside Risks of Securitizing Infectious Disease 305
Stefan Elbe and Nadine Voelkner

17 The Changing Humanitarian Sector: Repercussions for the Health Sector 319
François Grünewald and Veronique de Geoffroy

18 The Limits of Humanitarian Action 341
Hugo Slim

Part V Financing and the Political Economy of Global Health 355

19 The Global Health Financing Architecture and the Millennium Development Goals 357
Marco Schäferhoff, Christina Schrade, and Matthew T. Schneider

20 Can International Aid Improve Health? 375
Christopher J. Coyne and Claudia R. Williamson

21 The Exterritorial Reach of Money: Global Finance and Social Determinants of Health 393
Ted Schrecker

22 Trade Rules and Intellectual Property Protection for Pharmaceuticals 409
Valbona Muzaka

23 The Health Systems Agenda: Prospects for the Diagonal Approach 425
Julio Frenk, Octavio Gómez-Dantés, and Felicia M. Knaul

24 Will Effective Health Delivery Platforms be Built in Low-Income Countries? 441
Gorik Ooms, Peter S. Hill, and Yibeltal Assefa

Part VI Health Rights and Partnerships 457

25 A Rights-Based Approach to Global Health Policy: What Contribution can Human RightsMake to Achieving Equity? 459
Lisa Forman

26 From Aid to Accompaniment: Rules of the Road for Development Assistance 483
Vanessa Kerry, Agnes Binagwaho, Jonathan Weigel, and Paul Farmer

27 Global Health Partnerships: The Emerging Agenda 505
Jeremy Youde

28 Partnerships and the Millennium Development Goals: The Challenges of Reforming Global Health Governance 519
Michael Moran and Michael Stevenson

Part VII Beyond Globalization 537

29 Preparing for the Next Pandemic 539
Adam Kamradt-Scott

30 Globalization and Global Health 555
Matt X. Richardson, Mike M. Callaghan, and Sarah Wamala

Index 577

“This is a critical work to help scholars, practitioners, and students better understand the interdisciplinary arena of global health policy . . . Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 July 2015)