Tuesday, September 30, 2003

How international finance is linked to malaria resurgence

politics > the backward march of > "progress"
"Rajasthan is a good case study of the links between international finance, ecological imbalance and health problems. The resurgence of malaria in this previously non-endemic area is the ecological and socio-economic consequence of the policies advocated by the Bretton Woods institutions "
A very interesting article showing explicitly the links between the World Bank and Structural Adjustment policies with third world health issues. From InfoChange India a "daily development news channel, providing news, views, perspectives and debates on India's social sector".
Also of note from InfoChange: "Hormone havoc: Pesticide contamination and women’s health".

No comments: