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Global Public Goods for Health: Health Economic and Public Health Perspectives Richard Smith

Global Public Goods for Health: Health Economic and Public Health Perspectives

Richard Smith

Published August 14th 2003
ISBN : 9780198527985
Paperback
312 pages
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The expanding importance of health as a global issue has focused attention on the value of applying the concept of global public goods from economics to international health. information (for example, knowledge of an infectious disease outbreak orMoreThe expanding importance of health as a global issue has focused attention on the value of applying the concept of global public goods from economics to international health. information (for example, knowledge of an infectious disease outbreak or control of climate change) all or any of which may be used to global advantage. Since these are public goods there is often a lack of incentive to provide or feel responsible for them. The central challenge of the global public goods for health concept is to ensure collective action at international level. health can be used to advance the health of poor populations.