Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America

  • Ligia Malagón de Salazar
  • Roberto Carlos Luján Villar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar
      Pages 3-7
    3. Roberto Carlos Luján Villar, Ligia Malagón de Salazar
      Pages 9-37
    4. Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar
      Pages 39-68
  3. Latin American Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Valcler Rangel Fernandes, Maurício Monken, Grácia Maria M. Gondin, Zélia M. Profeta da Luz, Ana Beatriz A. Slaibi Lopes, Márcia Correa e Castro et al.
      Pages 91-106
    3. Rosana Magalhães, Livia Cardoso Gomes, Carmelinda Afonso, Roberto Eduardo Albino Brandão, Patricia Camacho Dias, Marlon Mattos
      Pages 107-116
    4. Rita Andrade, Myrian Mitzuko, Cristina Passeri, Claudia Segantini, Monica O. Simons
      Pages 117-135
    5. Elyne Montenegro Engstrom, Gisela Cardoso, Alda Lacerda, Mirna Barros Teixeira, Pilar Belmonte, Regina Bodstein
      Pages 137-160
    6. Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Bertha Luz Pineda Restrepo
      Pages 177-186
  4. Proposal

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 297-306

About this book


This book critically analyses the influence of international policies and guidelines on the performance of interventions aimed at reducing health inequities in Latin America, with special emphasis on health promotion and health in all policies strategies. While the implementation of these interventions plays a key role in strengthening these countries’ capacity to respond to current and future challenges, the urgency and pressures of cooperation and funding agencies to show results consistent with their own agendas not only hampers this goal, but also makes the territory invisible, hiding the real problems faced by most Latin American countries, diminishing the richness of local knowledge production, and hindering the development of relevant proposals that consider the territory’s conditions and cultural identity. Departing from this general analysis, the authors search for answers to the following questions:

  • Why, despite the importance of the theoretical advances r

egarding actions to address social and health inequities, haven’t Latin American countries been able to produce the expected results?
  • Why do successful initiatives only take place within the framework of pilot projects?
  • Why does the ideology of health promotion and health in all policies mainly permeate structures of the health sector, but not other sectors?
  • Why are intersectoral actions conjunctural initiatives, which often fail to evolve into permanent practices?
  • Based on an extensive literature review, case studies, personal experiences, and interviews with key informants in the region, Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America presents a strategy that uses monitoring and evaluation practices for enhancing the capacity of Latin American and other low and middle-income countries to implement sustainable processes to foster inclusiveness, equity, social justice and human rights.




    Health promotion in Latin America Public health in Latin America Health administration in Latin America Health equity in Latin America Health promotion effectiveness in Latin America Evaluation of health promotion practices in Latin America Globalization and health Globalization of Health Promotion Strategy Health promotion in low and middle income countries Social determinants of health Health in all policies Health inequities Intersectoral action for health Ottawa charter IUHPE PAHO

    Editors and affiliations

    • Ligia Malagón de Salazar
      • 1
    • Roberto Carlos Luján Villar
      • 2
    1. 1.Foundation for Public Health Development (FUNDESALUD)CaliColombia
    2. 2.Foundation for Public Health Development (FUNDESALUD)CaliColombia

    Bibliographic information

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    • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
    • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
    • eBook Packages Medicine
    • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67291-5
    • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67292-2
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