Consequence Of Globalization

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One major problem or consequence globalization has brought is the increasing internationalization of health risks. Though globalization has many dimensions to be defined with, which includes economic, technological, political, social, scientific and cultural aspects, the links between globalization and health are complex and globalization is a multifaceted phenomenon that can affect health in countless ways. Its consequences can be either direct, at the level of whole populations, individuals and healthcare delivery systems, or indirect, through the economy and other factors, such as education, sanitation and water supply (Woodward et al, 2001). To focus on those risks to health or the problem to the world, it is realized that the central…show more content…
The focus of globalization on the economic benefits needs to be translated into health benefits. It also required that the resources generated by globalization process should be more favourable to developing countries and used to strengthen health systems, to ensure universal access to cost-effective interventions, and to improve other services essential to health, such as education, water and sanitation, environmental protection and effective nutrition and health safety programmes (Woodward et al, 2001). Countries should protect health-related spending from reducing in public expenditure, limiting the adverse effects of low or negative growth on the incomes of the poor, this will equally minimize the adverse effect on the health. It is important to monitor the effects of globalization and health, and to ensure that the results of such monitoring are fed effectively into decision-making processes at the national and international…show more content…
At the international level, global rules, the activities of a genuinely health-centred process of globalization can be achieved only by ensuring that the interests of developing countries and vulnerable populations are fully represented in international decision-making forums. For this to be attained, it requires international institutional reform, which may include changes in voting structures and negotiation processes, an increased role for civil society organizations. Financial and technical assistance to developing country governments is also required, to enable them to participate effectively in international negotiations on global health issues. In additionally, to limit the negative effects of globalization on health and increase opportunities for its improvement, this requires the development and implementation of a research agenda oriented towards current problems and trends at the country level and international decisions, to allow informed decisions to be made (Woodward et al,

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