This is a new volume in global health analyzes twenty first century innovations in global health governance. It addresses questions of pandemics, essential medicines and disease eradication through detailed case studies of a range of issues providing coverage of critical and rapidly spreading infectious diseases and 'lifestyle' illnesses such as SARS, Polio Plus and tobacco control all of which are at the centre of the current global health challenge. Given its contemporary focus and wide range of world leading experts, this study is highly suitable for courses on global governance generally and global public health specifically, in political science, economics, law and related fields. Scholars, practitioners and clinicians seeking a context for their front line health care provision, will find this volume invaluable.
Preface; Part I Introduction: Critical cases in global health innovation, Andrew F. Cooper, John J. Kirton and Michael A. Stevenson.; Part II Responding to pandemics: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Epidemic of fear; SARS and the political economy of contagion, Andrew T. Price-Smith and Yanzhong Huang; Lessons from SARS: past practice, future innovation, Carolyn Bennett; The WHO and SARS: the challenge of innovative responses to global health security, Adam Kamradt-Scott; SARS and avian influenza in China and Canada: the politics of controlling infectious disease, Shui Hing Lo; The role of civil society in pandemic preparedness, Kathryn White and Maria Banda; In-flew-enza: pandemic flu and its security implications, Yanzhong Huang.; Part III Accessing Affordable Medicines: Coming to terms with Southern Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic, Hany Besada; The renovation of institutions to support drug access: is it enough?, Jillian Clare Cohen-Kohler; Global health governance from below: access to AIDS medicines, international human rights law, and social movements, Lisa Forman.; Part IV Conductiong Campaigns Against Chronic Illness; Polio and Tobacco: Rotary International and eradicating polio, Robert Scott, Wilfred Wilkinson and John Eberhard; Globalisation and the politics of health governance: the framework convention on tobacco control, Jeff Collin and Kelley Lee.; Part V Defining Future Directions in Global Health Governance: Forging the trade link in global health governance, Benedikte Dal, Laura Sunderland and Nick Drager; Explaining compliance with G8 health commitments, 1996-2006, John J. Kirton, Nikolai Roudev, Laura Sunderland and Catherine Kunz; Global health initiatives: a healthy governance response?, Caroline Khoubesserian.; Part VI Conclusion: Innovation in global health governance, John J. Kirton and Andrew F. Cooper; Bibliography; Index.