In a world beset by serious and unconscionable health disparities, by dangerous contagions that can circle our globalized planet in hours, and by a bewildering confusion of health actors and systems, humankind needs a new vision, a new architecture, new coordination among renewed systems to ensure central health capabilities for all. Global Health Justice and Governance lays out the critical problems facing the world today and offers a new theory of justice and governance as a way to resolve these seemingly intractable issues.
A fundamental responsibility of society is to ensure human flourishing. The central role that health plays in flourishing places a unique claim on our public institutions and resources, to ensure central health capabilities to reduce premature death and avoid preventable morbidities. Faced with staggering inequalities, imperiling epidemics, and inadequate systems, the world desperately needs a new global health architecture. Global Health Justice and Governance lays out this vision.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Prah Ruger is a leading scholar of global and domestic health policy and public health. She is currently the Amartya Sen Professor of Public Health Equity, Economics, and Policy; Associate Dean for Global Studies; and Faculty Chair at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, all at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ruger has authored over 100 publications and is internationally recognized for her leadership and work, which has been cited by the United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organization and United States Government.
Table of Contents
Part I: Problems in Global Health and Governance
1. Global Health Problems
2. Global Health Governance Problems
Part II: Global Health Justice
3. Contrasting Theories of Global Justice
4. An Alternative Account: Provincial Globalism
Part III: Global Health Governance
5. Divergent Perspectives in Global Health Governance
6. Global Health Governance as Shared Health Governance
7. International and Global Health Law
Part IV: The International Order and Global Institutions
8. WHO and Other United Nations Agencies
9. The World Bank and Other Organisations
10. Emerging Countries
Part V: States: Actors, Institutions, and Policies
11. Fulfilling Global Health Justice Requirements: Realizing The Health Capability Paradigm (HCP)
12. Shared Health Governance at the Domestic Level