21st Century Global Health Diplomacy, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814355178
  • ISBN-13: 9789814355179
  • DDC: 362.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 356 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Global health diplomacy begins with a recognition that the most effective international health interventions are carried out with sensitivity to historical, political, social, economic, and cultural differences. It focuses on the interplay of globalization, economic interdependence, social justice, and the enlightened self-interests of nations. Global health diplomacy can help sustain peace and economic stability in a globalized world, but the skills necessary for this endeavour are not taught in standard health sciences curricula or in Foreign Service academies. However, they bear directly on the success of international health cooperation, be it from the global north to the global south or south-to-south cooperation. Global health diplomacy can be a critical pathway to assure good global governance and improved international relations among the great powers and between these powers and the developing world. It can be a mechanism to avert conflict and to augment health, peace, solidarity, economic progress, and multinational cooperation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: 21st Century Health Diplomacy: A New Relationship between Foreign Policy and Health.
2: A History of International Health Encounters: Diplomacy.
3: Governance and Actors in Global Health Diplomacy.
4: Instruments of Health Diplomacy.
5: Global Health in International Politics.
6: Health Is an Integral Part of Foreign Policy.
7: Global Health and Security.
8: Military Health Diplomacy.
9: Health Diplomacy in Humanitarian Action.
10: Key Factors in Negotiations for Health.
11: Global Health Begins at Home: Policy Coherence.
12: The Way Forward in Global Health Diplomacy: Definitions, Research, and Training.
Author Biographies.