Global Health Disparities: Closing the Gap Through Good Governance

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 25, 2010 - Medical - 488 pages
One hundred countries--more than half of the world's population--have made significant strides in the last 30 years, improving life expectancy and the health of their populations. Despite socioeconomic limitations, extended wars, embargos, and geographic limitations, these countries managed to provide basic health care, primary education, and clean water for their populations.

In this unique book, the author puts these, and many other countries, under the microscope through a detailed examination of best practices and best outcomes. Anchored on landmark UN declarations, and based on numerous indices including the World Development Index, Global Health Disparities: Closing the Gap Through Good Governance covers relevant policies and laws in international health and offers many data, tables, and figures. Discussion questions are included in each chapter to be used as assignments, debate topics, and to facilitate classroom learning. Ideal for graduate level global/international public health courses as well as courses in international relations and international policy.
 

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Contents

1 MOST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
1
2 DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
29
3 DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
81
4 LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
111
THE IMPACT OF THE ALMA ATA DECLARATION
161
6 UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO PRIMARY EDUCATION
215
7 UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
261
8 EMERGING GLOBAL TRENDS
305
GLOBAL LIFE EXPECTANCY AND HEALTH EXPENDITURE RANKING
363
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS1948 PREAMBLE
375
UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
381
SUMMARY OF THE INTERAGENCY MDG MIDTERM PROGRESS2007
391
PRESIDENT OBAMA UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY NEW YORK 23 SEPTEMBER 2009
397
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF 192 COUNTRIES AND THEIR CORRESPONDING CHAPTERS
411
BIBLIOGRAPHY
415
INDEX
427

9 CONCLUSIONGOOD GOVERNANCE IN HEALTH
351

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Assistant Professor, Tufts University Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

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