Recently global health issues have leapt to the forefront of the international agenda and are now an everyday concern around the world. The war for global health is clearly being lost on many fronts and the massive body count is mounting fast. Re-emerging diseases such as polio and tuberculosis, long thought to be on the verge of elimination, are now coupled with the devastation of newly emerging ones such as SARS and avian influenza. In addition, the shock of bioterrorism has given a tragic poignancy to the importance of studying the failure of the global health governance system. Compiled by renowned specialists, this volume studies the global challenges and responses to these issues, as well as the roles of central institutions such as the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization and the G8. Health practitioners and clinicians seeking a context for their front-line care provision, as well as scholars and students of global health issues, will find the volume highly valuable.

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Part I Introduction

chapter 1|10 pages

Governing Global Health in the Twenty-First Century

ByAndrew F. Cooper, John J. Kirton, Ted Schrecker

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Part II Global Challenges and Responses

chapter 2|14 pages

The Transformation in Global Health Collaboration since the 1990s

ByMark W. Zacher

chapter 3|12 pages

Global Health, Social Movements, and Governance

ByJames Orbinski

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Part III The Central Institutions: The Multilateral System

chapter 5|12 pages

Public Health in a Globalising World: The Perspective from the World Health Organization

ByNick Drager, Laura Sunderland

chapter 6|8 pages

Reaching the Millennium Development Goals

ByColin I. Bradford, Jr

chapter 8|12 pages

Partnerships for Health, the Environment, and Governance

ByLee-Nah Hsu, Jessica White

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Part IV The Central Institutions: The G8 System

chapter 9|32 pages

The G8 and Global Health Governance

ByJohn J. Kirton, Jenevieve Mannell

chapter 11|24 pages

Keeping Faith with Africa’s Health: Catalysing G8 Compliance

ByJohn J. Kirton, Ella Kokotsis

chapter 12|26 pages

Breaking Faith with Africa: The G8 and Population Health after Gleneagles

ByTed Schrecker, Ronald Labonté, David Sanders

chapter 13|20 pages

Global Health and Universal Human Rights: The Case for G8 Accountability

ByColleen O’Manique

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Part V Conclusion

chapter 14|12 pages

Toward Innovation in Global Health Governance

ByAndrew F. Cooper, John J. Kirton, Ted Schrecker