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Title Fatal indifference : the G8, Africa and global health / Ronald Labonte ... [and others] ; research assistance, Jennifer Cushon, Renee Torgerson
Published Lansdowne : University of Cape Town Press and the International Development Research Centre, [2004]


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Description xxii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction -- 1. Globalization, health and development: the right prescription? -- 2. Macroeconomic policy, structural adjustment and debt relief -- 3. Health and health systems -- 4. Education -- 5. Nutrition, food security and biotechnology -- 6. Official development assistance -- 7. Trade and market access -- 8. Environment -- 9. Equity, health and NEPAD: a case study -- 10. Promises kept and broken, right or wrong -- Epilogue
Summary The commitments of three recent G8 summits (19992001) are reviewed, analyzed, and critiqued in this report card on G8 actions. The most powerful political force behind multilateral institutions and contemporary globalization, the G8 group of industrialized countries sets policies based on a market-oriented development model in such areas as debt relief, foreign aid, trade, global health research, and investment that shape the development possibilities in poor countries but often do not serve their best interests, according to this analysis. Special attention is paid to the G8's treatment of Africa, a continent that has been exposed to market liberalization and structural adjustment policies that have not reaped benefits for African people
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-270) and index
Subject Group of Eight (Organization)
World health.
Globalization -- Health aspects.
Author Labonte, Ronald N.
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
LC no. 2004377637
ISBN 1919713840 :
1552501302 (International Development Research Centre : pbk.)
1919713840 (SA)
1552501302 (Canada)
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