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This programme addresses the impact of globalisation on public health, with a focus on the extent to which health policy is shaped by international organisations and transnational corporations. ? How has globalisation exacerbated inequalities within and between countries? ? Can the World Health Organization fulfil its mandate ?to act as the directing and co-ordinating authority on international health work?? ? To what extent do trade agreements undermine the scope for health policy? ? How can the health impacts of transnational corporations be effectively regulated in a global economy? The programme examines the complex relationships between health objectives and the trade policies of leading states. It addresses and critiques the expanded roles of the commercial sector and civil society, the recent development of influential global health partnerships such as the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the emergence of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

This programme addresses the impact of globalisation on public health, with a focus on the extent to which health policy is shaped by international organisations and transnational corporations. ? How has globalisation exacerbated inequalities within and between countries? ? Can the World Health Organization fulfil its mandate ?to act as the directing and co-ordinating authority on international...

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