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Philanthrocapitalism: promoting global health but failing planetary health

Butler, Colin


Focusing on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) as a case study, this paper explores the relationship between philanthrocapitalism, economic history, and global and planetary health. The Wellcome Trust is also briefly discussed, chiefly in the context of planetary health. The paper argues that in the last 45 years there has been an increased preference for market-based approaches, often called neoliberalism, particularly in the U.S. and its allies.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-03-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Challenges
DOI: 10.3390/challe10010024
Access Rights: Open Access


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