Philip Morris v Australia: A crushing blow to Big Tobacco or a deferral of sentencing for plain packaging?

In this guest post, Ashley Schram, Ronald Labonte, and Arne Ruckert ask whether the recent decision in the legal battle between Australia and Phillip Morris is a victory for public health

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The TPP’s intellectual property provisions – a blow for global health and access to medicines

In this guest post, Dr. Deborah Gleeson discusses the final negotiations of the recently agreed trade accord, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and resulting implications for access to medicines. Deborah is a lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on the impact of international trade agreements on health

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Health Impact Assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

In this guest post, Krycia Cowling introduces a webinar organized by Katie Hirono and Fiona Haigh, from the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research, and Evaluation, at the University of New South Wales. The webinar, presented to the APHA Trade and Health Forum, discusses the health impact assessment their team conducted on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. Krycia is a doctoral student in health policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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The Final Push: Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal

In this guest post, authors Arne Ruckert, Ronald Labonté and Ashley Schram outline what’s at stake for Canada in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal.

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Global Trade and Health: Rana Plaza, One Year On

Last Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, which left more than 1100 dead and many more injured. The disaster has been described as one of the worst industrial accidents in modern history. In the year since the accident, we have witnessed a number of initiatives aimed at providing compensation to […]

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Canada and the post-2015 world: Part I

In this post, guest blogger Ronald Labonté introduces a two-part blog series about post-2015 development goals. Discussed are their relationship to health and specific steps Canada could take to encourage a healthy and progressive transition. Labonté holds a Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health, and is Professor in […]

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Trade and Public Health: What’s missing?

Expanding our understanding of the links between trade and health not only strengthens the call for better coherence between trade and health policy, but it is crucial to the success of this undertaking.

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