"This book teases apart the complex interactions that occur between the forces of globalization, gender issues, and selected specific health risks and outcomes. Usually we applaud when the gender gap closes because it signals less inequity in the world. But as the authors report in powerful case studies, as this happens for two of the largest and increasing causes of death in the world, HIV/AIDS and tobacco, the long-term impact will be devastatingly negative. Progress to reduce the burden of these and many other health outcomes require a sophisticated understanding of how best to harness globalization for good and how to redress centuries old gender biases in health policy development. The authors of this volume are to be commended for showing a possible way forward." - Derek Yach, Chair, Global Health Division, Yale School of Public Health
Globalization, Women, And Health In The 21st Centuryby Ilona Kickbusch
Has the march toward development approached its stated goal of reducing poverty and thereby increasing opportunities for women to receive adequate and appropriate health care? In this collection of eight reviews and a cluster of perspective pieces by leading experts, contributors describe how health care is gendered in theory and in practice, whether activists for women's health need philosophy and religion, what can be done about the linkage between trade liberalization and reproductive health work, what is happening in the gendering of resistance, how women's health and globalization work together as a critical social perspective, changing gender roles in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the effect of transnational tobacco companies, and the case for further research. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Ilona Kickbusch has been active in global health for 25 years. She held senior positions with the World Health Organization and was responsible for major policy documents and initiatives such as the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, the Healthy Cities Project and the women's health initiative Women's Health Counts. As Professor for Global Health at Yale University and leader of the Fulbright New Century Scholars program she contributed significantly to the development of global public health. She now acts as senior policy advisor at the national and international level and is a senior associate of the Nuffield Trust.
Kari Hartwig is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Global Health at Yale University's School of Public Health and a Research Associate with Yale's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. Over the past 15 years she has been engaged in global HIV/AIDS projects and research in Asia, Africa and Latin America with a focus on gender analysis, structural interventions and NGO capacity building. Her other research focuses on the ethics of international funding, donor coordination as well as global and local inequities in health.
Justin M. List, a former fellow at the Institute of Ethics at the American Medical Association and previous editor for Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, is a medical student at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.
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