The need for policy coherence between trade and health has never been greater, yet few public health workers are equipped to navigate this complex field. This book aims to fill this gap, providing a focused and readable introduction to the topic. It introduces the principles underpinning trade treaties and examines the implications of trade rules for health services and access to medicines, unhealthy commodities, labour rights and the environment. It explores the trade policy making process, methods for trade and health research, and recommendations for strengthening policy coherence.
• Introduction • Trade and Health: From Ancient Pandemics to the World Trade Organization and Beyond • Health Services and Access to Medicines and Other...
• Introduction • Trade and Health: From Ancient Pandemics to the World Trade Organization and Beyond • Health Services and Access to Medicines and Other Health Technologies • Commodities Harmful to Health • Trade, Labour Markets and the Environment • The Politics of Trade Policy and the Trade Negotiating Process • Methods and Approaches for Measuring the Impact of Trade Agreements on Public Health • Conclusion: Strengthening Trade and Health Policy Coherence