Textbook of International Health: Global Health in a Dynamic by Yogan Pillay, Timothy H. Holtz Anne-Emanuelle Birn

Textbook of International Health: Global Health in a Dynamic by Yogan Pillay, Timothy H. Holtz Anne-Emanuelle Birn

By Yogan Pillay, Timothy H. Holtz Anne-Emanuelle Birn

This vintage textual content, previously often called the ''Basch'' textbook, now thoroughly revised in an up-to-date new version, brings jointly info that scholars and execs operating within the big variety of disciplines occupied with overseas health and wellbeing will locate in no different unmarried resource. It synthesizes old, cultural, environmental, monetary and political concerns to supply a finished international assessment of the numerous elements that be certain the wellbeing and fitness of people and populations. the foremost determinants of healthiness prestige in all areas of the realm are mentioned, and interventions undertaken at neighborhood, nationwide, and foreign degrees are defined. the recent version encompasses a well known new authorship dedicated to updating and increasing the whole content material whereas conserving the center parts of Basch's first-class textual content

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In this sense, international health efforts are concerned with disease outbreaks that could interrupt commerce, manufacturing, tourism, and other sectors—representing the interests of powerful economic actors. They may also be focused on maintaining the health of military personnel, the productivity of workers in multinational enterprises, and protecting the health of expatriate populations and travelers. At the same time, as we shall see, international health has also become big business, whether in terms of private markets for health insurance and pharmaceutical sales or subcontractors for health and development initiatives.

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Many of these agencies have been active in promoting health as a development issue since World War II and earlier. These efforts and agencies often regard international health as a global public good upon which all people depend. As we shall see in Chapter 3, there are many other entities—small and large, well financed and those supported only through volunteer labor, supranational institutions and social movements—whose work affects health at local and global levels. Certainly, the present proliferation of transnational health actors, such as NGOs, has drawn renewed attention to international health.

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