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Michael Freeman, Sarah Hawkes, and Belinda Bennett

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199688999

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688999.001.0001

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Adding Nonideal Agents to Work Out a Pending Debt

Adding Nonideal Agents to Work Out a Pending Debt

(p.294) (p.295) 17 Adding Nonideal Agents to Work Out a Pending Debt
Law and Global Health

Florencia Luna

Oxford University Press

This chapter first presents some empirical facts about global health. It considers the challenges posed by diseases such as malaria, river blindness, and dengue, and why their control or cure can be considered extremely complex. It then outlines possible responsible agents that should tackle global health. Because of the partial compliance and practical obstacles to putting ideal theories into practice, it considers a nonideal approach. It defends the need to consider a plurality of responsible agents to ameliorate global health. Finally, it analyses a real case and demonstrates the feasibility of this proposal based on multiple strategies and various responsible agents

Keywords:   global health, health policy, public health, responsible agents

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