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Public Health in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Global Health Governance, Migrant Labour, and International Health Crises

272 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Asian countries have dealt with COVID-19 with varying levels of success. The WHO’s lack of effective leadership in the region has resulted in increasingly contested global health governance. The pandemic continues to undermine global health, and the highly interdependent economies in Asia have exposed the speed with which pandemics can now spread. The security of migrant workers is more precarious than ever. Millions have been stranded and face limited access to health services. Public Health in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Health Governance, Migrant Labour, and International Health Crises provides an accessible framework for understanding the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia through the lens of global governance in health and labour.
Author Bio
Anoma Phichai VAN DER VEERE is Researcher of Modern Asia at the Leiden Asia Centre, Leiden University, and Research Fellow at the IAFOR Research Center at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University. He has published on health and labour policy, sports, and technology in Asia and Europe. Florian SCHNEIDER is Senior University Lecturer in the Politics of Modern China at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. He is managing editor of Asiascape: Digital Asia and director of the Leiden Asia Centre. Catherine Yuk-ping LO is Assistant Professor at University College Maastricht, Maastricht University. Specializing in international relations and global health, her research themes include HIV/AIDS in China and India, infectious disease responses in Northeast and Southeast Asian states, antimicrobial resistance challenges in the Global South and North, and global health diplomacy.