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Health Workers on the Frontline Struggle for Health as a Social Common

Baba Aye ()
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Development, 2020, vol. 63, issue 2, 244-248

Abstract: Abstract Through the lens of health workers’ concerns, the article interrogates the impact of the neoliberal turn of the 1980s on the loss of the ideal and pursuit of health as a social common. It highlights the Great Recession as a confirmation of the failure of the neoliberal project but notes that this the project continues with even greater frenzy. Capturing the dynamics which inhibit the World Health Organization, it calls for mass mobilization to reclaim health as a social common.

Keywords: Neoliberalism; Marketization; WHO; Ama Ata Declaration; Ubuntu (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1057/s41301-020-00271-z

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