Global Health Security in China, Japan, and India
258 pages, 6 x 9
16 charts/diagrams, 17 tables
Release Date:15 Jan 2023

Global Health Security in China, Japan, and India

Assessing Sustainable Development Goals

UBC Press

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a newfound emphasis on the importance of global health security: the idea that countries must cooperate with one another to address public health threats and meet domestic health care needs.

Global Health Security in China, Japan, and India investigates how global health security is evolving in three major Asian countries that have committed to adhering to the international health standards and targets in accordance with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The contributors to this volume explore three challenging areas of global health security in the SDG agenda: strengthening access to primary health care, protecting and promoting public health, and integrating global markets into health care provision. This book shows how Asian countries are being pulled in different directions when formulating health policy and legislation, which are determined both by their state obligations under trade agreements as well as their adherence to international economic laws. Ultimately, the contributors find that government decisions about health care programs, delivery, and infrastructure must be balanced with cost and affordability, the demands of stakeholders such as hospitals and physicians, political ideology, and global economic pressures.

As this impressively comprehensive volume demonstrates, China, Japan, and India have nonetheless made significant advances in the vital fields of health law and policy over the past decade.

Academics and researchers in health policy, health law, international law, and Asian studies will find this an informative addition to their libraries.

Lesley Jacobs is Vice-President, Research and Innovation at Ontario Tech University and a professor emeritus at York University. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and co-editor of The Justice Crisis: The Cost and Value of Accessing Law. Yoshitaka Wada is a professor at Waseda Law School and widely published in Japan. Ilan Vertinsky is Vinod Sood Professor of International Business Studies, Strategy and Business Economics in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and co-author of Japanese Economic Policies and Growth: Implications for Businesses in Canada and North America.

Contributors: Tiffany Chua, Jennifer Fang, Ziying He, Hiroyuki Kojin, Kelley Lee, Wenqin Liang, Mariela Maidana-Eletti De Amstalden, Marc Mccrum, Neil Munro, Toshimi Nakanashi, Nidhi Sejpal

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