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The World Health Organization : a history / Marcos Cueto, Theodore M. Brown, Elizabeth Fee.

Author/Creator:
Cueto, Marcos author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series:
Global health histories (Series)
Global health histories
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 373 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
World Health Organization.
World Health Organization.
Weltgesundheitsorganisation
Medical subjects:
World Health Organization.
Global Health.
International Agencies -- history.
Health Policy -- history.
Health Services Administration -- history.
Disease Eradication -- history.
International Cooperation -- history.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
Summary:
According to its Constitution, the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) was nothing less than the 'attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health' without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic status, or social condition. But how consistently and how well has the WHO pursued this mission since 1946? This comprehensive and engaging new history explores these questions by looking at its origins and its institutional antecedents, while also considering its contemporary and future roles. It examines how the WHO was shaped by the particular environments of the postwar period and the Cold War, the relative influence of the US and other approaches to healthcare, and its place alongside sometimes competing international bodies such as UNICEF, the World Bank, and the Gates Foundation. The authors re-evaluate the relative success and failure of critical WHO campaigns, from early malaria and smallpox eradication programs to struggles with Ebola today.
Contents:
The making of an international health establishment
The birth of the World Health Organization, 1945
1948
The start-up years 1948
1955
The Cold War and eradication
Overcoming the warming of the Cold War : smallpox eradication
The transition from "family planning" to "sexual and reproductive rights"
The vicissitudes of primary health care
The response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic
An embattled Director-General and the persistence of the WHO
The competitive world of global health
The World Health Organization in the second decade of the 21st century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Brown, Theodore M., 1942- author.
Fee, Elizabeth, author.
Other format:
Electronic version: Cueto, Marcos. World Health Organization.
ISBN:
9781108483575
1108483577
9781108728843
1108728847
OCLC:
1055680275
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