Archive for March, 2007

Health and Globalization

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Watch the preview video on the Public Hearing on the impact of the Free Trade Area of the Americas on health (5:20 mins.).

Ellen Shaffer and Joe Brenner with the Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH), and I created the preview video in January 2007. CPATH is a widely recognized leader and a reliable resource in the debates on global trade and health. CPATH has encouraged public health leaders to articulate their stake in protecting public accountability. Visit the CPATH website for more information, and to subscribe CPATH’s listserv on global trade and health policy issues.

The preview video is part of a video project on the Public Hearing on the impact of the Free Trade Area of the Americas on health. The Public Hearing occurred in Miami, Florida, in November 2003.

Judith Wilkenfeld, a global tobacco control advocate with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in Washington, D.C., presented on global trade and the tobacco industry at the 2003 Public Hearing. Wilkenfeld’s presentation and the presentations of other public health advocates are available on the DVD of the Public Hearing. Contact CPATH at cpath@cpath.org to obtain a copy of the complete DVD.