Lessons From Latin America

Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Celia Iriart, PhD, MPH, Alfredo Estrada, MD and Silvia Lamadrid, MA

Social Medicine Then and Now: Lessons From Latin America

American Journal of Public Health October 2001, Vol 91, No. 10 | 1592-1601

Human Right to Health, by David Werner

David Werner
Insuring the necessary resources for the human right to health: national and international measures

Address to the Global Assembly on "Advancing the Human Right to Health"
Iowa City, Iowa, April 20-22, 2001

In the 1940s, the United Nations declared Health a Basic Human Right. The World Health Organization was created to help make that Right a reality. But during the next several decades, the Right to Health remained a distant dream for most of the world's people.

The NHS from Thatcher to Blair, by Peter Fisher

Peter Fisher, NHS Consultants Association

The NHS from Thatcher to Blair

addressed to the 12th IAHP and XIV FADSP Conference, Palma de MAllorca 23 May 2002

In looking at how the NHS has changed over this period it is possible to see a pattern.
Sometimes quickly, sometimes more slowly and with occasional steps in the opposite direction, we have been moving away from the concept of a publicly owned, publicly accountable service.

Health care under globalisation, by H.U.Deppe

H.U. Deppe

Re-thinking the basic conditions of health care under the impact of globalisation

addressed to the 12th IAHP and XIV FADSP Conference, Palma de MAllorca 23 May 2002

2002 IAHP/FADSP Mallorca Conference papers

...other papers will be gradually added

Private finance & "value for money" by A. Pollock et al

Pollock AM, Shaoul J, Vickers N.

Private finance and "value for money" in NHS hospitals: a policy in search of a rationale?

British Medical Journal, 2002; 324: 1205-1209

Summary points:
The private finance initiative (PFI) brings no new capital investment into public services and is a debt which has to be serviced by future generations.

The government's case for using PFI rests on a value for money assessment skewed in favour of private finance

Using Scientific Critiques as an Instrument to Resist Foreign Domination

D Banerji, New Delhi

Using Scientific Critiques as an Instrument to Resist Foreign Domination


Higher mortality in for-profit hospitals

P.J. Devereaux, Peter T.L. Choi, Christina Lacchetti, Bruce Weaver, Holger J. Schünemann, Ted Haines, John N. Lavis, Brydon J.B. Grant, David R.S. Haslam, Mohit Bhandari, Terrence Sullivan, Deborah J. Cook, Stephen D. Walter, Maureen Meade, Humaira Khan, Neera Bhatnagar and Gordon H. Guyatt

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing mortality rates of private for-profit and private not-for-profit hospitals

Canadian Medical Association Journal 2002;166(11):1399-406

A critique of WHO Macroeconomics report by D Banerji

D Banerji, New Delhi

A critique of the report of the WHO commission on Macroeconomics and Health as highlighted in INHP Bulletin 10 March 2002

The Report on of the WHO initiated Commission on Macroeconomics and Health is a very disappointing document. It is ahistorical, apolitical and atheoretical. It is biased. Its contents are so highly skewed that it glosses over some of the such crucial interdisciplinary dimensions of the

Mortality between for profit & not-for profit centres

P. J. Devereaux, MD; Holger J. Sch?nemann, MD, PhD; Nikila Ravindran, BSc; Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc; Amit X. Garg, MD; Peter T.-L. Choi, MD, MSc; Brydon J. B. Grant, MD; Ted Haines, MD; Christina Lacchetti, MHSc; Bruce Weaver, MSc; John N. Lavis, MD, PhD; Deborah J. Cook, MD, MSc; David R. S. Haslam, MD, MSc; Terrence Sullivan, PhD; Gordon H. Guyatt, MD, MSc

Comparison of Mortality Between Private For-Profit and Private Not-For-Profit Hemodialysis Centers. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
JAMA. 2002;288:2449-2457

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