While public health continues to be a growing field in much demand, the term global health appears to be a more recent sector of health. This encompasses juridic policies and legislations which have an impact on the work done in this sector. In the book Reimagining Global Health by Farmer et al., part of this text does great work at painting the voyage from which global health originated to where it is currently heading. Despite many of its triumphs, such as health interventions and disease preventions; the field of global health as we know it holds its failures. Celebrating ones victory is important, but my particular interest lies on analyzing pass failures of health initiatives and appreciating new solutions moving forward.
Particularly when looking at the many ways in which false information was delivered to the general public such as homosexuals being mentally ill and at the origin of HIV. Although research has proven this to be false, large corporations such as the UN which is parent to the World Health Organization; the largest health corporation from which most global health standards come from have failed to maintain its original goals such as keeping the peace between countries at the time of war in Rwanda. With these errors the general population becomes at risk. Not only did pass political errors unintentionally contributed by the UN lead to war between Rwanda and the DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, this continues until today for reasons beyond the damage caused by the UN. Corporate failures in properly doing its work led to many diseases developing during war. Nonetheless, without such disasters organizations like the WHO would not be of much use. While reading Reimagining Global Health (chapter 2, p. 15-32), one learns that global health as we know it today is the product of many legalistic laws and structures put in place by those in power, moreover found in large corporations. Could organizations such as the WHO be who they are today as a product of larger corporations mistakes, which ends up costing the lives of many? Or do we look at global health as part of a corporative system whose pass good deeds out ways the bad?