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Who's Responsible For This? The Globalization Of Healthcare In Developing Countries, Joshua P. Reading Jul 2010

Who's Responsible For This? The Globalization Of Healthcare In Developing Countries, Joshua P. Reading

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

One aspect of globalization in the developed world is the privatization of services once provided by government. This trend is also arising in developing countries, albeit for different reasons, and an area where this privatization is occurring is healthcare. Despite this privatization, the standard of healthcare in many developing countries is unacceptably low. This Note provides an analysis of this phenomenon in one country-Pakistan, a developing country that has increasingly come to rely on private providers, nongovernmental organizations, and international relief groups for the provision of healthcare-in order to draw conclusions that can be applied elsewhere. While this privatization does ...