The People's Health Movement: What is it and should we care?

Hurtig, Anna-Karin; SebastiÁn, Miguel San
June 2005
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Jun2005, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p236
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the people's health movement. The role of the state is being marginalized and the power of multinational companies is increasing. Many see economic globalization as a severe threat to the health of both people and the environment. Intertwined with economic globalization is also an ideological globalization within international health policy-making. Increasingly new actors such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization have entered the arena while the role of the World Health Organization has been debated. The People's Health Movement is determined to have a voice in a time of both economic and ideological globalization.


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