- Title Pages
- List of Contributors
- PART I Health and Development
- 1 Nomads and Nationalists in the Eritrean Sahel
- 2 The People’s Health Center: Building Primary Health Care in Bangladesh
- 3 The Whole Is Greater:How Polio Was Eradicated from the Western Hemisphere
- 4 An Orphan Disease in Mozambique
- PART II The Difference That Gender Makes
- 5 Beijing + 5: What Can International Conferences Achieve for Women’s Health?
- 6 Small Steps in a Long Journey in Nepal
- 7 Swasthya: The Politics of Women’s Health in Rural South India
- 8 Applying Global Health Lessons to Syracuse, New York
- PART III The Calculus of Health: Markets, Frontiers, Franchises
- 9 A Collective Response to the Health Sector Reform in Guatemala
- 10 Social Marketing and Franchising for Reproductive Health in India
- 11 “Returned to Sender”: Corruption in International Health in Nigeria
- 12 Betinho: Celebration of a Life in Brazil
- Part i: health and development
- Chapter 8: applying global lessons to syracuse, n.y.
- Part iii: the calculus of health
- Chapter 12: celebration of a life
- (p.3) INTRODUCTION
- The Practice of International Health
- Oxford University Press
This introductory chapter discusses the rationale behind this book, which seeks to show how the practice of public health engages with public issues such as social struggle, political intrigue, and ethical calculations. It discusses the medicalization of health, the geopolitics of health, the case-based approach used, and the ethics of practice.
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