International Trade and Health A Reference Guide

International Trade and Health A Reference Guide

World Health Organization, 2009

http://www.searo.who.int/LinkFiles/IPT_ITH.pdf

Includes a nice glossary of international trade terms.

From the introduction:

SPS, TRIPS, trade-distorting subsidies, Doha Paragraph Six …  The language of trade and health is specialized and may seem obscure. But though the language may be daunting, international trade agreements now being negotiated affect all of us, and health professionals in particular need to master the terminology if they are to participate in the national debate on trade and health. This reference guide consists of a basic dictionary of selected terms and several briefing notes that elaborate some of the issues.

As well as the dictionary and briefing notes developed by WHO headquarters or regional offices, this reference guide also includes selected resolutions bearing on public health, intellectual property and/or international trade. These materials, many already published in other forms, are brought together for the first time in one place.

The guide is intended as a starting point for those interested in but not familiar with the trade and health area. Further reading sections are included at the end of most briefing notes.

Measure DHS – demographic and health surveys

Measure DHS offers demographic and health indicators by country. Some statistics are freely available, while registration is required to access some of the other data sets. Many of the datasets provide not only national figures, but also regional or state data.  Measure DHS is a useful supplement to the World Health Organization, UNICEF and World Bank statistics Web sites.

The two principle free databases are STATcompiler and  the HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Databases.

Measure DHS http://www.measuredhs.com/start.cfm

The MEASURE DHS project (www.measuredhs.com) helps implement survey research, dissemination of data and capacity building in the areas of health and population. MEASURE DHS provides technical assistance for the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), the Service Provision Assessment Survey (SPA) and the AIDS Indicator Survey (AIS).

MEASURE DHS is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and is implemented byORC Macro.

The Swine Flu Outbreak and International Law

American Society of International Law has released an ASIL Insight on the Swine Flu, which includes a handy description of WHO pandemic phases.

 

The Swine Flu Outbreak and International Law

April 27, 2009

by David P. Fidler

David P. Fidler, an ASIL member, is the James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law and Director of the Center on American and Global Security at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington

 

http://www.asil.org/insights090427.cfm