Global Health Justice

Social Determinants of Health

June 11, 2024

Chiquita guilty of funding terrorists in Colombia

By Steve Gloyd

A South Florida jury just found Chiquita Brands liable for killings by right-wing paramilitary death squads that the the company financed in their banana plantations. Chiquita, formerly the United Fruit Company (UFC),  has a long history of deadly repression against workers. The New Orleans-based multinational has long monopolized land and markets and controlled governments throughout…

February 10, 2024

More years of schooling improves all-cause mortality globally – Lancet

By GHJ Team

A systematic review and meta-analysis by the IHME-CHAIN collaborators (Lancet 23 January 2024) demonstrated that increased “years of schooling had a significant and consistent effect on all-cause mortality risk and that the protective effect of education persisted for female and male individuals, across all age groups, and all levels of Socio-demographic Index of the country…

June 21, 2023

Global Health Justice: The Intersection of Religion and Structural Violence

By Patience Komba

Global health justice is a powerful ideal, striving for equal access to healthcare and fair health outcomes worldwide. Religion and religious organizations have and continue to play a pivotal role in advancing this cause, championing compassion, care, and justice for the vulnerable. However, it is crucial to acknowledge that there are instances when religion can…

March 8, 2023

Poverty and Exploitation in Jobs, Housing, Banking

By Matthew Desmond from the NY Times Magazine

Desmond describes the structural role of exploitation in the persistence of poverty in the USA –  that is also highly relevant to poverty globally. While we try to promote programs to aid the poor, ‘we have not confronted the unrelenting exploitation of the poor in the labor, housing, and financial markets,” This simply means that…