Sefa-nyarko, C. Democracy in Africa – The political economy of the fight against COVID19 in Africa, 2020

Riachards, P. African Arguments – Epidemics and Social Observation: Why Africa Needs a Different Approach to Covid-19, 2020

Thomas, M. COVID-19 could drive global poverty back over one billion people as the world’s poorest face up to US$500 million per day in lost income, 2020

Judah, S. The cost of privatizing aid, 2020

Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Labonté, R., et. al., The Political Economy of Tobacco in Mozambique and Zimbabwe: A Triangulation Mixed Methods Protocol, 2020

Lencucha, R., Moyo, T., Labonté, R., et. at., Shifting from tobacco growing to alternatives in Malawi? A qualitative analysis of policy and perspectives, 2020

Townsend, B., Friel, S., Schram, A.,, What Generates Attention to Health in Trade Policymaking? Lessons from Success in Tobacco Control and Access to Medicines: A qualitative study of Australia and the (Comprehensive and Progressive) Trans Pacific Partnership,  2020

Yaya, S., Yeboah, H., Charles, C.H., et. al., Ethnic and racial disparities in covid-19-related deaths: counting the trees, hiding the forest, 2020

Yaya, S., Out, A., Labonté R. Globalisation in the time of COVID-19: repositioning Africa to meet the immediate and remote challenges, 2020

Gleeson, D., and Labonté, R., Trade Agreements and Public Health: A Primer for Health Policy Makers, Researchers and Advocates, 2020

Ruckert, A., Schram, A. and Labonté, R., (eds.) Trade and Health Series

Hussain, S., Javadi, D., Anrey, J.,, Health in the SDGs: Intersectoral Action for Health , 2019-2020

Hussain, S., Javadi, D., Andrey, J., et. al., Health intersectoralism in the Sustainable Development Goal era: from theory to practice, Globalization and Health, 2020

Out, A. Ebenso, B., Labonté, R., Yaya, S. Tackling COVID-19: can the African continent play the long game? Journal of Global Health, 2020

Labonté, R, Gleeson, D., McNamara, C.  USMCA 2.0: A few improvements but far from a ‘healthy’ treaty, Globalization and Health, 2020

 Labonté, R. Editorial: Editorial: Globalization and Health Scholarship in a Time of Pandemic: From Critical Past to Uncertain Future, 2020

Bergen, N., Ruckert, A., Kulkarni, M.,,  “Problematizing ‘health equity’ as a national health sector priority in Ethiopia” Critical Public Health 2020

Appau, A., Makoka, D., Moyo, T.,, “A new era for alternatives to tobacco growing in Malawi? A qualitative analysis of policy and perspectives,” Health Policy and Planning  2020

Clark, M., Magati, P., Drope, J.,, Understanding alternatives to tobacco production in Kenya: A qualitative analysis at the sub-national level, 2020

Townsend, B., Schram, A., Baum, F., et. al., How does policy framing enable or constrain inclusion of the social determinants of health and health equity on trade policy agendas?, 2020

Freeman, T., Baum, F., Labonté, R., et. al., The contribution of group work to the goals of comprehensive primary health care, 2020

Schram, A., Aisbett, A., Townsend, B., et. al., Toxic trade: how trade liberalisation shapes national alcohol environments, 2020

Bergen, N., Zhu, G., Asfaw, S., et. al., “Promoting gender equity in health: challenges and opportunities in rural Ethiopia,” 2020

Kurji, J., Kulkarni, M. Gebretsadik, L., et. al., Effectiveness of Upgraded Maternity Waiting Homes and Local Leader Training in Improving Institutional Births among Women in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial, 2019

Thow, A.M., Jones, A., Schneider, C.H., et. al., Increasing the public health voice in global decision-making on nutrition labelling, 2020



Bergen, N., Labonté, R., Asfaw, S., et. al., Equity in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Expanding Health Services in Rural Ethiopia, 2019

Labonté,, Baum, F, and Sanders, D. “Poverty, Justice and Health,” in (eds.). Oxford Textbook of Public Health (2019) (in press)

Sanders, D., Nandi, S., Labonté, R., Vance, C., Van Damme, W. From primary health care to universal health coverage – one step forward and two steps back, 2019

Ruckert A., Labonte R. Lencucha R., Health in Canadian foreign policy: the role of norms and security interest, 2019

Labonte R. et al. Consequences of Policy incoherence: how Zambia’s post CTC investment policy stimulated tobacco production. 2019

Cerón A., Crooks, V., Labonté, R., Snyder, J., Flores, W. Medical Tourism in Guatemala: Qualitatively Exploring How Existing Health System Inequities Facilitate Sector Development, 2019

Townsend, B., Schram A Labonté, R., et. al., How do actors with asymmetrical power assert authority in policy agenda setting? A study of authority claims by health actors in trade policy, 2019

Crooks, V. et al. Medical tourism will…obligate physicians to elevate their level so that they can compete a qualitative exploration of the anticipated impacts of inbound medical tourism on health human resources in Guatemala, 2019

Labonte, R. et al.Cautionary tales of tax incentives for cigarette makers from Zambia, 2019

Bergen, N., Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., Monitoring frameworks for Universal Health Coverage in the Sustainable Development Goals: What about high-income countries?, 2019

Asfaw, S., Morankar S., Abera, M., et. al., Talking health trusted health messengers and effective ways of delivering health messages for rural mothers in Southwest Ethiopia, 2019

Labonte, Ronald, Global Governance of Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling: A Qualitative Analysis, 2019

Labonte, Ronald, Trade, investment and public health: compiling the evidence and assembling the arguments, 2019



Ramirez J. et al. Chile’s Role in Global Health Diplomacy: A Narrative Literature Review, 2018

Lencucha, R., Ruckert, A., Drope, J., et. al., Opening windows and closing gaps: Canada’s 2009 Tobacco additive bans and its policy lessons, 2018

Bergen N. et al., Perceptions and experiences related to health and health inequality among rural communities in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: a rapid qualitative assessment, 2018

Labonté, R., Saunders, D., van de Pas, R., Whither the WHO Code in the Scrap the Cap campaign? ,2018

Javanparast, S., Freeman, T., Baum, F., et. al., How institutional forces, ideas and actors shaped population health planning in Australian regional primary health care organisations,  2018

Labonté, R., From mid-level policy analysis to macro-level political economy: Comment on ‘Developing a framework for a program theory-based approach to evaluating policy processes and outcomes: Health in All Policies in South Australia’ , 2018

Sanders, D., Labonté, R, Legge D., Managing the conflicts between private interests and public responsibility,  2018.

Khayatzadeh-Mahani, A., Labonté, R., and Masoud, A. “Barriers to a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to childhood obesity: A case study of Iran”, (in press)

Labonté, R., From mid-level policy analysis to macro-level political economy: Comment on ‘Developing a framework for a program theory-based approach to evaluating policy processes and outcomes Health in All Policies in South Australia, 2018

Sanders, D., Labonté, R, Legge D., Managing the conflicts between private interests and public responsibility,  2018

Lencucha, A., Reddy, S., Labonté, R., Drope, J., Magati, P., Goma, F., Zulu, R. and Makoka, D. Global tobacco control and economic norms: an analysis of normative commitments in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia, 2018

Schram, A., Ruckert, A., VanDuzer, T., Friel, S., Labonté, R. Internalisation of international investment agreements in public policymaking: developing a conceptual framework of regulatory chill, 2018

Labonté, R., Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Packer, C., Goma, F., and Zulu, R. The institutional context of tobacco production in Zambia, 2018



Schram, A., Ruckert, A., VanDuzer, A., Friel, S., Gleeson, D., Thow, A-M., Stuckler, D. and Labonté, R. A conceptual framework for investigating the impacts of international trade and investment agreements on noncommunicable disease risk factors, 2017

Appau, A., Drope, J., Labonté, R., Stoklosa, M, Lencucha, R., Disentangling regional trade agreements, trade flows and tobacco affordability in Sub-Saharan Africa 2017

Javanparast, S. Baum, F., Freeman, T., Labonté, R., Ziersch, A., Kidd, M. and Mackean, T. Lessons from Medicare Locals for Primary Health Networks, 2017

Labonté, R. Globalization: The Perils and Possibilities for an Equitable Health Promotion, in Rootman, I., Pederson, A., Frohlich, K. and Dupéré. S. (eds). Health Promotion in Canada 4th Edition2017

Labonté, R. Afterword: To go much more boldly where we have gone before in Rootman, I., Pederson, A., Frohlich, K. and Dupéré. S. (eds). Health Promotion in Canada 4th Edition, 2017

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., Lencucha, R., Runnels, V., and Gagnon, M. Dilomacia da Saude Global: um a revisao critica da literatura,in Buss, P. & Tobar, S. (eds), Diplomacia em Saude e Saude Global: Perspectivas Latino-Americanas, 2017

Inequities in housing and the health of recent immigrants to Canada, Labonté, R, Hadi, A., Packer, C., Runnels, V. and Ruckert, A. , in Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Packer, C. and Runnels, V. (eds). Population Health in Canada, 2017

Global finance’s impact on social determinants of health and health equity, in Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Packer, C. and Runnels, V. (eds). Population Health in Canada, 2017

International Trade and Investment Treaties: The Empowerment of Pharmaceutical and Tobacco Corporations,” in Lee, K., MacKenzie, R., Kenworthy, N. (eds.) Case studies on corporations and global health governance: Impacts, influence and accountability, Schram, A. and Labonté, R. 2017

Ly, B.A., Labonté, R., Bourgeault, I., Niang, M.N., The Individual and Contextual Determinants of the Use of Telemedicine: a descriptive study of the perceptions of Senegal’s physicians and telemedicine projects managers, 2017

Ly, B.A., Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Niang, M.N., Physicians’ perceptions on the impact of telemedicine on recruitment and retention in underserved areas: a descriptive study in Senegal, 2017

Labonté, R., Ruckert, A., and Schram, A. Trade, investment and the global economy: are we entering a new era for health? 2017

Schram, A., Labonté, R., Trade and public health, 2017

Thow, A-M., Labonté, R., Schram, A. “Unhealthy consumption is killing people on a grand scale,” Voices, Visions, Action WCPHA Official Publication, 2017, (nb. publication error omitted 2 second authors).

Khayatzadeh-Mahani, A., Ruckert, A., & Labonté, R. Obesity prevention: co-framing for intersectoral ‘buy-in’, 2017

Javanparast, S., Maddern, J., Baum, F., Freeman, T., Lawless, A., Labonté, R., Sanders, D. Change management in an environment of ongoing primary health care system reform: A case study of Australian primary health care services, 2017

Khayatzadeh-Mahani, A., Ruckert, A., and Labonté, R. Could the WHO’s Framework on Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA) be a threat to tackling childhood obesity?, 2017

Najafizada, S.A., Bourgeault, I., and Labonté, R. Social Determinants of Maternal Health in Afghanistan: a Review, 2017

Castro-Palaganas, E., Spitzer, D., Kabamalan, M.M., Sanchez, M., Carcativo, R., Runnels, V., Labonté, R., Tomblin-Murphy, G., Bourgeault, I., An examination of the causes, consequences, and policy responses to the migration of highly trained health personnel from the Philippines: the high cost of living/leaving—a mixed method study, 2017

Baum, F., Freeman, T., Lawless, A., Labonté, R., Sanders, D. What’s the difference between comprehensive and selective primary health care? Evidence from a five year longitudinal realist case study in South Australia, 2017

Ruckert, A. and Labonté, R., Health inequities in the age of austerity: The need for social protection policies, 2017

Labonté, R., Runnels, V., Crooks, V. A., Johnston, R., & Snyder, J. What does the development of medical tourism in Barbados hold for health equity? An exploratory qualitative case study. What does the development of medical tourism in Barbados hold for health equity? An exploratory qualitative case study, 2017

Freeman, T., Baum, F., Labonté, R., Javanparast, S., Lawless, A., Primary health care reform, dilemmatic space and risk of burnout among health workers. 2017

Khayatzadeh-Mahani, A., Labonté, R., Ruckert, A. and De Leeuw, E. Using sustainability as a collaboration magnet to encourage multi-sector collaborations for health of health, 2017

Najafizada, S.A., Labonté, R., and Bourgeault, I. Stakeholder’s perspective: Sustainability of a community health worker program in Afghanistan community health worker program in Afghanistan, 2017

Ruckert, A., Huynh, C., and Labonté, Reducing health inequities: Is universal basic income the way forward?, 2017

Labonté , R., Runnels, V., Crooks, V., Johnston, R .and Snyder, J. What does the development of medical tourism in Barbados hold for health equity? An exploratory qualitative case study, 2017

Khayatzadeh-Mahani, A., Breton, E. Ruckert, A., and Labonté, R. Banning shisha smoking in public places in Iran. An advocacy coalition framework perspective on policy process and change 2017

Walton-Roberts, M., Runnels, V., Rajan, I., Sood, A., Nair, S., Thomas, P., Packer, C., MacKenzie, A., Tomblin-Murphy, G., Labonté, R., and Bourgeault, I., Causes, consequences, and policy responses to the migration of health workers, key findings from India, 2017

Goma, F, Drope, J, Zulu, R, Li, C, Chelwa, G, Labonté, R., and Banda J. The Economics of Tobacco

Farming in Zambia, (Revised version) 2017

Freeman, T., Baum, F., Labonté, R., Javanparast, S., Lawless, A., Primary health care reform, dilemmatic space, and risk of burnout among health workers, 2017

Labonté, R., Schram, A. and Ruckert, A. The TPP is Dead, Long Live the TPP?, 2017

Labonté, R., Framing Political Change: Can a Left Populism Disrupt the Rise of the Reactionary Right?, 2017

Labonté, R., Health Promotion in an Age of Normative Equity and Rampant Inequality, 2017

Thow, A.M., Hawkes, C., Jones, A., Ali, I. and Labonté, R. Nutrition labelling is a trade policy issue, lessons from an analysis of specific trade concerns at the WTO, 2017

McNamara, C. and Labonté, R. Trade, Labour Markets and Health: A prospective policy analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, 2017

Torres S, Balcázar H, Resenthal LE, Labonté R, Durrell F, and Chiu Y. Community health workers in Canada and the U.S.: Working from the margins to address health equity, 2017


Makoka D., Appau A,, Lencucha R. , and Drope J. Farm-Level Economics of Tobacco Production in Malawi, Lilongwe: Centre for Agricultural Research and Development and Atlanta. 2016

Magati P, Li Q., Drope J., Lencucha R. and Labonté R. The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Kenya, Nairobi: International Institute for Legislative Affairs and Atlanta 2016

Johnston, R., Crooks, V., Ceron, A., Labonté, R., Snyder, J., Nunez, E., and Flores, W., Inbound Providers perspective on inbound Medical Tourism in Central America and the Caribbean: Factors Driving and Inhibiting Sector Development and Their Health Equity Implications, 2016

Baum, F., Sanders, D., Fisher, M., Anaf, J., Freudenberg, N., Friel, S., Labonté, R., London, L., Scott-Samuel, A., and Sengupta, A. Assessing the health impact of transnational corporations: its importance and a framework, 2016

Snyder, J., Crooks, V., Johnston, R., Ceron, A., Labonté R. “That’s enough patients for everyone”? Local stakeholders’ views on attracting patients into Barbados and Guatemala’s emerging medical tourism. , 2016

Nour S, Labonté R, and Bancej C. Impact of the 2008 global financial crisis on the health of Canadians: repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey, 2007– 2013, 2016

Freeman T, Baum F, Lawless A, Labonté R, Sanders D et al. Case study of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in Australia: Universal, rights-based, publicly-funded comprehensive primary health care in action, 2016

Baum, F., Freeman, T., Sanders, D., Labonte, R. et al. Comprehensive primary health care under neo-liberalism in Australia, 2016

Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Labonte, R., and Zulu, R. Costs, revenues and profits: an economic analysis of smallholder tobacco farmer livelihoods in Malawi, 2016

Labonté, R., Proulx, K., & Ruckert, A. Canada’s flagship development priority: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 2016

Schram, A., Ruckert, A., Labonté, R. and Miller B. Media and neoliberal hegemony: Canadian newspaper coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, 2016

Lencucha, R., Labonté, R., and Drope, J. Rhetoric and the law, or the law of rhetoric: How countries oppose novel tobacco control measures at the World Trade Organization 2016

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., Schram, A. Miller, B., Friel, S., Gleeson, D., and Policy coherence, health and the sustainable development goals TPP, A. M. 2016

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., and Schram, A. The verdict is in: The TPP is a threat to the well-being of Canadians, 2016

Baker, P., Friel, S., Schram, A., Labonté, R., and Stucker, D. Trade and Investment liberalisation, food systems change and ultra-processed food consumption: a natural experiment contrasting the soft drinks markets of Peru and Bolivia, 2016

Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Runnels, V., Packer C. and Tomblin and Murphy, G. Knowledge and potential impact of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: Does it matter for source and destination country stakeholders?, 2016

Crooks, V., Johnston, R. Labonté, R, and Snyder, J. Critically reflecting on Loh’s Trends and structural shifts in health tourism, 2016

Friel, S., Ponnamperuma, S., Schram, A., Gleeson, D., Thow, A-M. and Labonté, R.. Shaping the discourse: What has the food industry been lobbying for in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and what are the implications for dietary health?, 2016

Labonté, R., and Ruckert, A. Canada should reject trade deal, 2016

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. Trans-Pacific Partnership needs close scrutiny, 2016

Labonté, R. and Stuckler, D., The rise of neoliberalism: How bad economics imperils health and what to do about it, 2016

Labonté, R., Ruckert, A.,and Schram, A. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and health:

Few gains, some losses, many risks, 2016

Labonté, R., Ruckert, A. and Schram, A. Philip Morris v Australia: A crushing blow to Big Tobacco or a deferral of sentencing for plain packaging?, 2016

Labonté, R., Schram, A. and Ruckert, A. The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Is It Everything We Feared For Health?, 2016

Ruckert, A. There are those who globalize, and then those who are globalized: Canadian accounts of globalization. 2016

Ruckert, R., Labonté, R., Lencucha, R., Runnels, V., and Gagnon, M. Global health diplomacy a critical review of the literature critical review of the literature, 2016


Ruckert, A. and Labonté, R. The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens the health of Canadians. [Web log comment], 2015

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R. and Schram, A. The final push: The TPP and Canada. [Web log comment] 2015

Akintola, G., Gwelo, N.B., Labonté, R. and Appadu, T., The global financial crisis experiences of and implications for community based organizations providing health and social services in South Africa and implications for community-based organizations providing health and social services in South Africa 2015


Caldbick, S., Labonté, R., and Ruckert, A. Health equity in times of austerity: Ontario’s deficit in historical perspective. 2015

Kaewanuchit, C., Muntaner, C., Labonté, R. and Johnson, D.A. Stress among Thais farmworkers under globalization: a causal model, 2015.

Labonté R, Cobbett E, Orsini M, Spitzer D, Schrecker T and Ruckert A. Globalization and the Health of Canadians: ‘Having a Job is the Most Important Thing’, 2015

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. Austerity lite? Health equity and the neoliberal capture of Canada, 2015

Labonté, R. From the Myth of Level Playing Fields to the Reality of a Finite Planet, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 2015

Labonté, R. Medical tourism isn’t always a fair deal for developing countries, The Conversation 2015

Labonté, R. Medical travel and trade: equitable access or economic grab?, 2015

Labonté, R. and Lencucha, R. Regulating Electronic Cigarettes: Between Precaution and Harm Reduction, 2015

Labonté, R., Attaran, A., Bourgeault, I., Tomblin-Murphy, G., Sanders, D. Trading health for oil? Uganda should not export its health workers, 2015

Labonté, R., Parker, R.H., Ruckert, A. Global healthcare policy: Structural adjustment and the

austerity agenda. 2015

Labonté, R., Sanders, D., Mathole, T., Crush, J., Chikanda, A., Dambisya, Y., Runnels, V., Packer, C., MacKenzie, A., Tomblin-Murphy, G. and Bourgeault, I. Health worker migration from South Africa: Causes, consequences and policy responses, 2015

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. Austerity Lite: Social Determinants of Health under Canada’s Neo-Liberal Capture, 2015

Labonté, R., Baum, F, and Sanders, D. Poverty, Justice and Health, 2015

Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Labonté, R., Goma, F. and Zulu, R. Investment Incentives and the Implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Evidence from Zambia, 2015

Lencucha, R., Labonté, R. and Drope, J. Tobacco plain packaging: too hot for regulatory chill, 2015

Macdonald, L.and Ruckert A. Continental shift: Rethinking Canadian aid to the Americas. 2015

McKee, M. and Labonté, R., European Commission’s proposals on trade secrets, 2015

Najafizada, S. A. M., Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Packer, C., and Torres, S. Community health workers in Canada and other high-income countries: A scoping review and research gaps, 2015

Najafizada, S.A., Labonté, R., Bourgeault, I., Torres, S. and Packer, C. The role of Community Health Workers in Canada and some other HICS: a scoping review, 2015

Packer, C., Runnels, V and Labonté, R. Canada’s response to female genital mutilation: Are we failing our girls?, 2015

Ruckert, A. The international financial institutions, structural adjustment, and poverty reduction, 2015

Ruckert, A. Global health diplomacy: What is it and why does it matter?, 2015

Ruckert, A. TPP needs close scrutiny, 2015

Ruckert, A., Caldbick, S. and Labonté, R. Equity in Times of Austerity: Ontario’s Revenue Crisis in Historical Perspective, 2015

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., and Parker, R. Global healthcare policy and the austerity agenda, 2015

Schram, A., Ruckert, A. and Labonté, R. The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trading Away Our Health? 2015

Schram, A., Labonté, R., Baker, P., Friel, S. Reeves, A. and Stuckler, D. The role of trade and investment liberalization in the sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages market: a natural experiment contrasting Vietnam and the Philippines, 2015

Thow, A-M, Snowdon, W., Labonté, R., Gleeson, D., Stuckler, D., Hattersley, L., Schram, A., Kay, A. and Friel, S. Will the next generation of preferential trade and investment agreements undermine prevention of noncommunicable diseases? A prospective policy analysis of the Trans

Pacific Partnership Agreement, 2015

Woldie, M., Morankar, S., Feyissa, G.T., Labonté, R. and Sanders, D. Coverage of child health services in rural districts of Ethiopia with the Health Services Extension Program, 2015