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Tightening the constraints on the right to regulate for public health

Trade and health © enanuchit / FotoliaIn late 2018 the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed a new trade agreement (most commonly referred to by its acronym, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA) to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This paper reviews the health implications of the USMCA.

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Call for papers: Cross border infectious disease threats: governance and preparedness

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We invite you to submit to our new collection on cross border infectious disease threats, and the national and global public health response. This collection seeks to examine the evolving nature of infectious disease threats and the current state of preparedness, both in terms of national response capacities and in terms of global governance structures and process. The collection also seeks to examine the methods and tools being used to measure public health emergency preparedness.

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Boldly situating public health and wellbeing within the dynamic forces of global development, Globalization and Health is a pioneering, transdisciplinary journal dedicated to improving the health-related decisions of researchers, practitioners, governments, civil societies, and United Nations agencies. 

Globalization and Health is an inclusive journal, encouraging authors to position their studies within contemporary global debates while promoting the innovation of new possibilities for public health, globally. We are dedicated to supporting the breadth of topics and issues underpinning this emerging and divergent area of research, and welcome papers exploring how globalization processes affect health through their impacts on health systems and the social, economic, commercial, and political determinants of health.

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Ronald Labonté, University of Ottawa, Canada
Greg Martin, Health Services Executive, Ireland

Call for papers: ongoing thematic series

Trade and Health
Edited by Arne Ruckert, Ashley Schram and Ronald Labonté

Innovation in health systems in low- and middle-income countries
Edited by Priya Balasubramanian, Desta Laskew, Abbas Bhuiya and Gerald Bloom

Health partnerships: an effective response to the global health agenda
Edited by Sophie Pinder

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Ronald Labonté, Editor-in-Chief

Ronald Labonté is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, Canada, and Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity. His current work focuses on the political economy of trade and health, health worker migration, medical tourism, health system reform, and global health diplomacy. He chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, consults with UN agencies, governments and civil society organizations, and is active in the Peoples’ Health Movement. He enjoyed an earlier career as a health promotion consultant working in Canada and internationally on the social determinants of health equity.

Greg Martin, Editor-in-Chief

Greg Martin is a South African doctor with an MPH and MBA. Dr Martin is currently a Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine in Dublin, Ireland. His previous roles have included: the Director of EMTCT at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Head of Science and Research at the World Cancer Research Fund and the Chief Operations Officer at UGI. Dr Martin is also the founder and host of This Week in Global Health, a weekly global health news roundup.


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