Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) aim to increase global trade and promote economic growth and historically, this has led to improved population health. However, this link is now weakening and attention is being focused instead on the effect of FTAs on health and the ability of governments to mitigate against any negative impacts.

The London School of Economics and Political Science has published a study ‘The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: international trade law, health systems and public health’ which assesses the health impact of the proposed Free Trade Agreement between the USA and the EU.

For more information and a link to the study of TTIP and public health on the website