Third World Health: Hostage to First World Health

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2005 - 297 pagine
Great and increasing inequities exist between the peoples of the Third World and those of the First. As well, we find ourselves threatened by imminent environmental catastrophes largely as a result of trying to maintain such inequities. This clear and straightforward text explains the complex origins of such bodies as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and others, and demonstrates the extent to which they exacerbate the problem. The situation is now so grave that we can no longer afford the luxury of leaving it to the professionals. We are all involved. We find ourselves hearing daily news reports of wars, starvation, the HIV/AIDS pandemic and natural disasters, rendered worse by inadequate international responses. The United Nations, once seen as an effective arbiter and mediator in such matters, now finds itself unable to exercise authority adequately. Third World Health: hostage to First World Wealth adopts a positive approach and puts forward various ways in which people at all levels can become more involved. It addresses the pivotal issue of health in the Third World and argues that it is very much hostage to the globalization of trade by and for the benefit of First World agencies.
 

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Indice

Health and poverty
1
Problems caused by inequities in wealth
19
Mortgaging the third world
33
The third world helping itselfcommunity health
79
Poverty health and finance
93
Popular opposition to the inequities
105
Milk and imperialism
117
Appendices
124
Peru a detailed case study of one third world country
183
Fujimoris conservatism
189
Conclusion
195
Possible routes to global health equity
219
A The regression line explained
237
Protecting breastfeeding from unethical marketing
243
F A New Framework and Guidelines Enshrining A Fundamental
255
G State of the IBFAN Code country by country
275

First world finance bodies in the Chinese tobacco trade
141
Conclusion and recommendations
147
The third world and HIVAIDS
163

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