Part of the Understanding Public Health series, this book offers students and practitioners an accessible exploration of global health. Global health is a relatively new but rapidly expanding field as public health practitioners recognize the important challenges that global changes are posing for human health. Health issues are increasingly crossing national boundaries, and this book explores the actors that shape global health, including private companies, foundations, civil society and multilateral organizations, and explores some of the key issues in global health. Illuminating the changes happening in health worldwide, the book includes practical activities and applications which help to show the impact of global issues at an everyday level. The issues covered include: Social change linked to globalization Governance of global health Pharmaceuticals and tobacco Emerging infectious diseases Climate change Economy and trade Health securityGlobalisation and Health 2nd edition is an ideal resource for students of public health and health policy, public health practitioners and policy makers. Contributors:Joan Busfield,Nick Drager,Andy Guise,Johanna Hanefeld,Benjamin Hawkins,Kelley Lee,Marco Liverani,Tony McMichael,Neil Pearce,Richard Smith,Neil Spicer,Carolyn Stephens,Preslava Stoeva andHelen Walls. Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Pressin collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where it is used as a key learning resource for postgraduate programmes. It provides self - directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high income countries. Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.