Challenges in Health and Development

From Global to Community Perspectives

Authors: Johnson, Sandy A

  • Examines health and development in unison rather than separately
  • Offers case studies on intergovernmental organizations, national programs and community-based groups
  • Defines major theories and approaches in language accessible to non-experts
  • Provides self-study questions and highlights important terms and concepts
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About this Textbook

This textbook examines strategies of investing in human health and investing in economic growth as distinct approaches to development. It explores the symbiotic relationship of these tactics, and considers the applications and outcomes from a global, national and community level perspective. Each chapter introduces concepts of economic development and population health, and uses case studies to illustrate the same. These case studies include program and policy examples from Bangladesh, Chile, Haiti, Rwanda, South Africa and Sri Lanka. The textbook also examines the impact of macroeconomic adjustment programs, health care restructuring, investment in primary health care, public-private partnerships, and the challenges of program coordination and up-scaling in stable and conflict-ridden countries. Discussion questions are provided at the end of each chapter to facilitate classroom activities. Solutions are provided at the end of the textbook.

About the authors

Sandy Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. Her research explores the interaction of environmental and social change on human well-being. She is the director of the B.A. Program in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.



Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Two Hundred Years of Change in Health and Development

    Johnson, Sandy A.

    Pages 1-26

  • International Organizations and Their Approaches to Fostering Development

    Johnson, Sandy A.

    Pages 27-75

  • State-Led Growth and Development

    Johnson, Sandy A.

    Pages 77-108

  • Community-Based Interventions

    Johnson, Sandy A.

    Pages 109-139

  • Development in Failed and Fragile States

    Johnson, Sandy A.

    Pages 141-174

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53204-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53203-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges in Health and Development
Book Subtitle
From Global to Community Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53204-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53204-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53203-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics