Trade and Health Series of the Lancet
Executive Summary :
Many health professionals perceive trade as complex or unrelated to their practice. The Series on trade and health provides timely analysis of the key challenges to achieving an appropriate balance between trade and health across a diverse range of issues. This six-part Series examines differences in structures of the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organization that promote wealth before health. Issues of global trade governance, effects of trade practices on health of workers and the implications of intellectual property rights for access to live-saving medicines are all explored.