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International health and aid policies : the need for alternatives / Jean-Pierre Unger [and others]. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Unger, Jean-Pierre, 1954- author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxxvii, 275 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Other Title:
International Health & Aid Policies
Subjects:
Public health -- International cooperation.
World health.
Poor -- Medical care.
Medically underserved areas.
Medical care -- Developing countries.
Language:
English
Summary:
International health and aid policies of the past two decades have had a major impact on the delivery of care in low and middle-income countries. This book argues that these policies have often failed to achieve their main aims, and have in fact contributed to restricted access to family medicine and hospital care. Presenting detailed evidence, and illustrated by case studies, this book describes how international health policies to date have largely resulted in expensive health care for the rich, and disjointed and ineffective services for the poor. As a result, large segments of the population world-wide continue to suffer from unnecessary casualties, pain and impoverishment. International Health and Aid Policies arms health professionals, researchers and policy makers with strategies that will enable them to bridge the gaps between public health, medicine and health policy in order to support robust, comprehensive and accessible health care systems in any political environment.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Biographies; Notices; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Reviews; Introduction - Overview and purpose; Section 1 Paradigms of international policies; Section 2 The failure of the aid paradigm: poor disease control in developing countries; Section 3 Impact of international health policies on access to health in middle-income countries: some experiences from Latin A; Section 4 Determinants and implications of new liberal health policies: the case of India, China and Lebanon
Section 5 Principles for alternative, publicly oriented health care policies, planning, management and deliverySection 6 A public health, strategic toolkit to implement these alternatives; Conclusions; Glossary; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
ISBN:
1-316-09848-6
1-107-20381-3
1-282-81794-9
9786612817946
0-511-90117-8
0-511-90038-4
0-511-90196-8
0-511-79881-4
0-511-90251-4
0-511-79741-9
OCLC:
670411036