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  • 22 de Novembro de 2016

The Ciência & Saúde Coletiva Magazine, published by the Brazilian Association of Public Health (Abrasco), ended the public call for sending articles on Development, Inequality and International Cooperation. Follow on Nethis website the updated information about the selection process, there is no date set for disclosure. The thematic issue is developed in partnership with the Center for Bioethics and Diplomacy Studies in Health (Nethis/Fiocruz Brasília). The Coordinator of the Center, José Paranaguá de Santana, is the guest editor.

The thematic issue received texts for four key approaches:

The meaning of health in the current context of the United Nations; the criticism of this institutional  focus, demarcated by the classic meaning on causality of diseases, often hidden under the expression of health determinants; the understanding of social justice and equity in health that considers the validity of human capabilities and limitations of freedom as a health problem; the recognition of health as a fundamental human right, which translates into social and protrudes in public policies of State;

The concept and practice of development cooperation in the context of the United Nations, as a backdrop to understand cooperation in the area of health; the approach of cooperation among developing countries designated by the United Nations under the title of South-South cooperation; the meaning of structuring cooperation proposed by Fiocruz, as a Paho/WHO Collaborating Center on Global Health and South-South Cooperation; the assessment of these topics in the bioethics perspective;

The understanding of health regulation promoted by the State in defence of the general interest, capable of acting on the control of the entire chain of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, both those that are indispensable for combating diseases, such as those detrimental to health and those who encourage or promote the welfare of individuals and collectivities; the analysis of strategies, tools and experiences of health regulation in tackling the problems of health in a globalized world, that require State action international concern in certain areas of strong connection with the genesis of these problems;

The recognition about the connection between health regulation and the amplified notion of social empowerment aimed at changing the pathogenic chain linking industry and worker-consumer citizen, ranging from the production of certain commodities to the content of advertising messages of these products; the importance of this agenda as of fundamental interest for the whole society and, therefore, that this debate should expand beyond the academic bodies, the bureaucratic apparatus of the State and addressed first, industrial and financial sectors; the challenges for communication and their ambivalence on dynamic release-domination between actors of these different fields of interest; the questioning and the revision of concepts, strategies and tools able to motivate the interest and mobilizing broad social segments around the health demands in the international context.