Sickness and Wealth

Sickness and Wealth

The Corporate Assault on Global Health

Book - 2004
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In this powerful and accessible collection of new essays, international scholars and activists examine how official and corporate actors of globalizationâ__including multinationals, the IMF and World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and "first world" governmentsâ__have enacted policies that limit medical access and promote disease and death for many in the poor world. The contributors to Sickness and Wealth provide a history of health and "development" strategies; reveal the grim health consequences of these policies throughout the world; and highlight the work of activists and organizations currently working for improved global health.Contributors include Stephen Bezruchka, Joseph Brenner, Patrick Bond, Alejandro Cerón, Abhijit Das, Paul Davis, Meredith Fort, Oscar Gish, Stephen Gloyd, Tim Holtz, Evelyne Hong, Cleia Iriart, Patrick Kachur, Mary Anne Mercer, Emerson Merhy, Ellen Shaffer, Vandana Shiva, Juan Carlos Verdugo, Howard Waitzkin, and Seiji Yamada.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : South End Press, [2004]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780896087170
Branch Call Number: 338.43362 Si129 2004
Characteristics: xvi, 237 pages ; 22 cm

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