Multinational Corporations and Health Care in the United States and Latin America: Strategies, Actions and Effects

  • Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar
  • Howard Waitzkin
  • Angela Landwehr
Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

Abstract

The process of globalization raises several problems regarding health care and public health. Influenced by public policy-makers in the United States, such organizations as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO) have advocated policies that encourage reduction and privatization of health care and public health services previously provided in the public sector (Stocker et al. 1999; Iriart et al. 2001; Rao 1999; Turshen 1999; WHO 2000). International financial institutions and multinational corporations have influenced reforms that, while favourable to corporate interests, have worsened access to needed services and have strained the remaining public sector institutions.

Keywords

Europe Income Argentina Colombia Venezuela 

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© United Nations Research Institute for Social Development 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar
  • Howard Waitzkin
  • Angela Landwehr

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