Addressing global health is one of the largest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, however, this task is becoming even more formidable with the accelerated destruction of the planet. Building on the success of the previous edition, the book outlines how progress towards improving global health relies on understanding its core social, economic, political, environmental and ideological aspects. A multi-disciplinary group of authors suggest not only theoretically compelling arguments for what we must do, but also provide practical recommendations as to how we can promote global health despite contemporary constraints. The importance of cross-cultural dialogue and utilisation of ethical tools in tackling global health problems is emphasised. Thoroughly updated, new or expanded topics include: mass displacement of people; novel threats, including new infectious diseases; global justice; and ecological ethics and planetary sustainability. Offering a diverse range of perspectives, this volume is essential for bioethicists, public health practitioners and philosophers.
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Offering analysis of and recommendations for addressing global health, this book contributes to solving one of humanity's most important challenges. It includes perspectives from a range of disciplines, as well as ethical and environmental considerations, making it a key resource for bioethicists, public health practitioners and philosophers.
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Introduction; Section 1. Global Health: Definitions and Descriptions: 1. State of global health in a radically unequal world: patterns and prospects; 2. Societal determinants and determinants of health; 3. Strengthening the global response to infectious disease threats in the 21st century; 4. Gender equality in science, medicine, and global health: where are we at and why does it matter?; 5. Health systems and health and health care reform; Section 2. Global Health Ethics, Responsibilities and Justice: Some Central Issues: 6. Is there a need for global health ethics? For and against; 7. The human right to health; 8. International human rights law and the social determinants of health; 9. Responsibility for global health; 10. Bioethics and global child health; Section 3. Analysing Some Reasons for Poor Health and Responsibilities to Address Them: 11. Trade and health: the ethics of global rights, regulation and redistribution; 12. Debt, structural adjustment and health; 13. The international arms trade and global health; 14. Allocating resources in humanitarian medicine; 15. Development assistance for health: trends and challenges; 16. Geopolitics, disease and inequalities in emerging economies; 17. Neoliberalism, power relations, ethics and global health; 18. Morbid symptoms, organic crisis and enclosures of the commons: global health since the 2008 world economic crisis; 19. Challenging the global extractive order: a global health justice imperative; Section 4. Environmental/Ecological Considerations and Planetary Health: 20. The environment, ethics and health; 21. Ecological ethics, planetary sustainability and global health; 22. Mass migration and health in the Anthropocen epoch; 23. Animals, the environment and global health; 24. Justice and global health: a planetary perspective; Section 5. The Importance of Including Cross-Cultural Perspectives and the Need for Dialogue: 25. Global health and ethical transculturalism: a methodology connecting the East and the West, the local and the universal; 26. Giving voice to African thought in medical research ethic; 27. Inter-philosophies dialogue: creating a paradigm for global health ethics; 28. Reframing global health ethics using ecological, Indigenous and regenerative lenses; Section 6. Shaping the Future: 29. Global health research changing the agenda; 30. Justice and research in developing countries; 31. The Health Impact Fund: how to make new medicines accessible to all; 32. Evaluating global health impact and increasing access to essential medicine; 33. Philanthrocapitalism and global health; 34. BIg data, artificial intelligence for global health: ethical challenges and opportunities; 35. Global governance for developing sustainability; 36. Teaching global health ethics; 37. Teaching global health ethics: an ecological perspective; 38. Towards a new common sense: the need for new paradigms for global health.
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'I am so excited that this excellent book has achieved a second edition. I have used it extensively for both research and teaching and I am sure the updated version will be just as successful as the first. It is one of the finest examples of an interdisciplinary text that will be of great value as we try to navigate the current crisis in global public health.' Lesley Doyal, Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol'Solomon Benatar and Gillian Brock have put together the broadest engagements with the central ethical challenges posed by the evermore encompassing field of global health. This book is a crucial accompaniment to efforts to describe, define and introduce global health for students at all levels. It also is essential reading for global health practitioners. Justice, goodness, and human rights are advanced by global health practices but also slighted and failed by them. The contributors to Global Health: Ethical Challenges are a remarkably diverse collection of experts from dozens of fields who address the value crises of capitalism, bureaucracy, international organisations, syndemics, post-colonialism, racism, and the environment, showing how they shape global health, global health systems, and indeed the fates and prospects for life in our time. A huge achievement!' Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Offers theoretical and practical guidance for addressing global health, and a deeper understanding of the challenges humanity faces.


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Solomon Benatar is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and has held annual appointments at the University of Toronto since 2000. His numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters have been published in medical, bioethics, public health, social science and political science journals and books. He was the President of the International Association of Bioethics from 2001 to 2003. Gillian Brock is Professor of Philosophy, University of Auckland, New Zealand. The author of more than 200 peer reviewed publications, she has published widely on issues in political and social philosophy, ethics and applied ethics. Her most recent book is Justice for People on the Move (Cambridge, 2020).