The impact of globalization on world health

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Fidel’s Speech in Geneva
By Fidel Castro, Radio Havana, Cuba, 14 May 1998. Although the world economy grew six-fold and the production of wealth and services grew from less than five trillion to more than twenty-nine trillion dollars between 1950 and 1997, 33,000 children under 5 years die every day, although the majority could have been saved. What is the cost to humanity of the unjust and intolerable order which prevails in the world? Neo-liberal globalization, like a cancer which devours human beings and destroys nature, cannot be the way forward.
Income inequality, lowered social cohesion and the poorer health status of populations: the role of neo-liberalism
By David Coburn, 28 May 1999. Income inequality, and social trust have been found to be highly related to homicide and violent crimes. Removing homicide greatly reduces the income inequality—health relationship. The importance for health of the type of social disorganization associated with violent crime is thus emphasized.
What does globalisation mean for health?
By Diana Smith, June 1999. The impact of globalisation has harmed the health of the poor. The author describes how the policies affect health and provides some of the evidence. Globalisation has made the gap between rich and poor greater, both within and between countries. This factor alone has had serious consequences for the health of the poor.
Is globalization dangerous to our health?
By Stephen Bezruchka, Western Journal of Medicine, May 2000. Population health in rich countries is determined primarily by the size of the gap between rich and poor: the US ranks behind all other rich countries and a few poor ones in health outcomes such as life expectancy. Globalization, or corporate-centered trade, increases the gap between the rich and poor within and among countries.
Manila conference says war, globalization are health issues
By Hillel Cohen, Manila, Workers World, 27 November 2003. Delegates from 10 countries joined health workers and activists from the Philippines on Nov. 8-9 for an International Conference on Challenges in Health Work Amidst Globalization and War.