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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At the turn of the 21st century, human health and economic growth are inextricably linked components of international development. Challenges in Health and Development is a primer on the changing configurations of population health and economic growth in development policy. It examines strategies of investing in human health and investing in economic growth as distinct approaches to development, 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. This text 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.

 

About the Author

Sandy Johnson is Director of the B.A. Program in International Studies at the Josef

Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. She earned her Ph.D.

from Tulane University.

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.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges in Health and Development
Book Subtitle
From Global to Community Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9953-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9953-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8991-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 196
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