The links between trade and health extend back to the earliest human settlements, but globalization has brought these spheres together as never before. This section examines the issues that have led to an even closer intersection between trade and health, asks how they impact the poor, and explores the tensions that arise between the goals of protecting and promoting health and generating wealth through trade.
Coronavirus and the Cruel Cost of Closing Borders
Travel bans rarely prevent disease spread, but they have negative consequences—and may violate international health law
Tackling Occupational Diseases in China
With 200 million or more workers exposed to unsafe conditions, holding employers accountable remains a daunting task
The March of Private Health Care in Southeast Asia
How can a government achieve universal coverage for all citizens in a landscape where private care is deeply entrenched?