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Looking to the Future: A Cooperative Approach to Equality in Global Health, by Michael Zhou

Looking to the Future: A Cooperative Approach to Equality in Global Health, by Michael Zhou

Nowadays, many are┬áconcerned with the unequal distribution of global health care standards in the developing world due to the actions of drug manufacturers. Historically, the problems associated with global health have been exacerbated by globalization of the pharmaceutical industry, which had often sacrificed drug efficacy and safety for quick profits even through economic and social exploitation. As demonstrated by studies like that of Michael Kremer (2002), the high prices of many essential pharmaceutical drugs developed by multinational firms often restrict…

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The Goals of a Healthcare System, by Benjamin Jacobson

The Goals of a Healthcare System, by Benjamin Jacobson

How can we improve healthcare and attain the best possible system of medical care? This is a quite difficult question in its own right, but attempts to answer it are further impeded by the fact that we must first qualify what an improvement is and develop a clear concept of what the goals of a healthcare system should be. At its core, it seems simple enough to state that an ideal healthcare system provides the best possible healthcare to the…

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