Globalization, Health and Corporations

What are the positive and negative health consequences of globalization?  How do trade pacts influence health?  What role do corporations play in shaping the direction of globalization?  On April 4, 2016, Ron Labonté, Research Chair in  Globalization and Health Equity at the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa addressed these and other questions at a talk on “Globalization and the (new) political economy of health”  at the City University of New York School of Public Health.  View the presentation here.

photo credit: Institute of Population Health, 2007

Death of a public health champion: Warren Braren

Last week, reported the New York Times, Warren Braren, a critic of the tobacco industry who helped to spark a Congressional ban on tobacco advertising, died at the age of 82. Let’s examine the contributions of this champion of public health.

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