Trade, foreign policy, diplomacy and health

Trade and Health: Seeking Common Ground

Chantal Blouin, Jody Heymann and Nick Drager. Trade and Health: Seeking Common Ground. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007

Trade and Health

Seeking improved health and increased income have long been common goals. Those who make the case that free trade will help everyone argue that the growth from increased trade will be shared and will improve people's lives. But they have not answered the fundamental question of how to formulate trade policy to simultaneously achieve growth and benefit health. "Trade and Health" answers this question by exploring the entire array of avenues through which trade affects health, and examining a number of case studies on how best to achieve policies that integrate health objectives. The contributors represent the full range of stakeholders in the trade-health debate - medical professionals, civil society representatives, academics from a range of disciplines, and negotiators and policy-makers at the national and global levels.