Negotiating Public Health in a Globalized World: Global Health Diplomacy in Action is a practical guide and toolkit for policy-makers, advocates, and consultants working at the intersection of public health, trade, environment, security, and economic development. It demonstrates how complex issues and stakeholder groups can be brought into alignment using sophisticated approaches to negotiation and consensus building. Case studies and practical examples make the book's lessons clear and explicit.

Globalization is changing the face of public health, and, more than ever, negotiation is surfacing as the most important tool for public health decision-makers. In the domain of public health, traditional international concerns like the spread of infectious diseases have been joined by new concerns and challenges in managing the health impacts of trade and intellectual property rights, and by new opportunities to create effective global public health agreements and programs. To address the major health crises of today, countries must seek collective agreement and action within and across their borders. However, health decision-makers are not always comfortable or familiar with the world of international negotiation.

Negotiating Public Health in a Globalized World: Global Health Diplomacy in Action provides practical information and negotiation tools to help policy-makers create better international health agreements and programs. This book:

  • Provides insight into negotiation processes for health-decision makers
  • Covers global health diplomacy with a focus on health-policy makers in developing countries
  • Offers tools, case studies and practical examples to achieve better outcomes for public health 

"This is the best book I know to help health professionals develop the negotiation skills necessary to meet the  challenges of global health diplomacy. It is filled with wise advice and invaluable tools for success."

 —Professor Jeswald W. Salacuse, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University