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Global Health Challenges for Human Security (Studies in Global Equity)

Editore: Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University, 2004
ISBN 10: 0674014537 / ISBN 13: 9780674014534
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Titolo: Global Health Challenges for Human Security ...

Casa editrice: Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University

Data di pubblicazione: 2004

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The goals of health and human security are fundamentally valued in all societies, yet the breadth of their interconnections are not properly understood. This volume explores the evolving relationship between health and security in today's interdependent world, and offers policy guidelines for global health action.

This volume underscores three basic principles. First, recent developments in the changing security landscape present enormous challenges for human security and global health. Second, although the connections between health and security are long-standing, the current context of new conflicts, pervasive poverty, and accelerating global flows has brought the fields closer together. Finally, a human security approach dependent upon individual and collective action can identify new strategies for meeting the goals of global health and security.

The distinguished contributions to this volume were commissioned by Harvard University's Global Equity Initiative, a research unit supporting the work of the International Commission on Human Security.

L'autore: Lincoln C. Chen is the President of the Chinal Medical Board.

Jennifer Leaning is Professor of International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she directs the Program on Humanitarian Crises and Human Rights, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Vasant Narasimhan is a research fellow at the Global Equity Initiative and a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation.

Alex de Waal is program director at the Social Science Research Council, a fellow of the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University and a director of Justice Africa. He is author of Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan, 1984-1985 (Clarendon Press 1989) and co-author, with Julie Flint, of Darfur: A Short History of a Long War (Zed Books 2005).

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