'Ambitious, daring and foresighted, everyone should read GHW2. This is a brave report, and everyone will take something from it'
Gill Walt, LSHTM
'Excellent ... I highly recommend this treasure trove, which is full of food for thought, to scholars and health workers alike'
Maria Isabel Rodriguez, University of El Salvador
'We shall require many more social innovations, like the People Health Charter, the People Health Movement and the Global Health Watch, if mankind is to survive.'
Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
'An extremely important intervention in the debate on global health policies ...sets a new standard for international reports into global social, economic and political issues. All those interested in such critical international issues will find GHW2 essential reading...an important and unique document.'
Don Robotham, City University of New York
'An important contribution to understand the overwhelming health problems and their relation to the globalised oppressive world economy'
Asa Cristina Laurell, former Secretary of Health of Mexico City and Secretary of Health of the Legitimate Government of Mexico.
'This edition explicitly builds upon its predecessor so that the two volumes can be used together ...this book makes a compelling and coherent case'
Vic Neufeld, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
'An incisive socio-political critique of contemporary global health issues which focuses on determinants rather than diseases, enables the reader to unravel the complexity of global economic governance of health, and helps us understand why appalling health inequities persist across and within nations - a must-read for anyone involved or interested in public health.'
K. Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India
Praise for the first edition:
'A very good reference for people working in areas affecting the health of populations. It deals with some of the most important issues in today's world. I highly recommend it.'
Vicente Navarro,International Journal of Health Services
'Combines academic analysis with a call to mobilize the health professional community to press for improvements in global health and justice. I hope it will be read by many health professionals in rich and poor countries alike.'
Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
'It is very good to see issues of trade and globalization reflected prominently in a report aimed at health professionals. Global Health Watch provides them with a resource to engage in debates about these non-clinical, structural determinants of poor health.'
Martin Khor, Third World Network
'Governments and intergovernmental organizations have structured our social world so that half of humankind still lives in severe poverty. These global poor suffer vast health deficits. This greatest moral outrage of our time will continue until citizens reflect on its causes and firmly place the human rights of the global poor on the political agenda. Global Health Watch is a courageous and promising effort in this direction.'
Thomas Pogge, Australian National University
'Global Health Watch offers a critique of global trends that threaten health including the practices of multinational corporations, the false promise of the genetics revolution, the scandal of hunger in a world of plenty and the failure of UN institutions such as WHO to live up to their original mission to promote the health of poor people. It also demonstrates, with practical suggestions, that another world is possible. It will become the essential guidebook for health activists who want to campaign for a kinder, more equitable, healthier and people-centred world.'
Fran Baum, member of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
'A much-needed resource, unique, and reflecting the work of well qualified authors from all continents. I applaud the effort -- and the result.'
Philip R. Lee, MD, Professor of Social Medicine (Emeritus), University of California, San Francisco