Lecture and book presentation by Prof. Ronald Labonte. “Health Equity in a Globalizing Era”.

Where and When: 9 April 2019 15-17u. Deb1 B0.122. Maastricht University, FHML. Campus Randwyck

Why do some countries and populations suffer from poverty and ill health, whilst others are more prosperous and healthy? What are the inherently global (trans-border) issues that affect inequities in disease burden and health opportunities for individuals and nations? Traditionally, the focus of global health has been ‘international health’: the concern for high burdens of disease in generally low-income countries. To answer these questions however, we need to modernise our understanding of globalization as a phenomenon. 

Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects examines how globalization processes since the on-set of neoliberalism affect equity in global health outcomes, and emphasises access to important social determinants of health. With a basis in political economy, the book covers key globalization concepts and theory, and presents a thorough background to the field.

The book  “Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects”can be bought on-site and in cash with 40%-discount (limited stock).

This lecture is organized by the Maastricht Centre for Global Health. For any queries, contact

Dr. Remco van de Pas, Academic Coordinator of the centre via r.vandepas@maastrichtuniversity.nl