Attention to health policies in Southern regional organisations reveals a new ‘social turn’ in the regional political economy of international cooperation. The aims of this paper are twofold. First, it aims to establish the extent to which the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has adopted and sustained policy interventions committed to addressing social inequities and asymmetries in relation to health, as indicated by regional policy agendas, policy development processes and resourcing. Second, it seeks to understand how UNASUR is mobilising national and regional actors in support of such policies.
This work is part of ‘Poverty reduction and regional integration: a comparative analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies’ project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development.
Herrero MB, Loza J. Building a regional health agenda: A rights-based approach to health in South America. Global Public Health. 2018 Sep;13(9) 1179-1191. doi:10.1080/17441692.2017.1308536. PMID: 28372479.
Building a regional health agenda: A rights-based approach to health in South America