Is the Private Sector Changing Global Health Priorities?

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In the developing world, the benefactors increasingly picking up the tab are multi-national corporations, the very companies targeted by the World Health Organization in the 1970's and 80's for private sector excesses that led to many global health problems, including pesticide poisoning and tobacco consumption. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry looks at what's changed in the past 30 years – and who benefits. Also, UC Davis students and faculty at protest pepper spraying by campus police, and in Cairo, the Arab spring moves in to an Arab fall, with protesters back on the streets.

Banner image: Three-and-a-half year old HIV positive Eugene (C) plays across a window with six-year-old Joan (R) during the last day of classes at their pre-school in Kibera. Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Anna Scott