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Global Public HealthA New Era$
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Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199236626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.001.0001

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Public health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Public health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Chapter:
(p.139) Chapter 7 Public health in Latin America and the Caribbean
Source:
Global Public Health
Author(s):

Cristiani Vieira Machado

Henri Jouval Jr

José Carvalho de Noronha

Mario Roberto Dal Poz

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.007

This chapter discusses public health in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics covered include demographic changes, health status in the region, the environmental situation, public policies and health systems, functions of the health systems, and strategic areas of public intervention in health.

Keywords:   public heath, Latin America, Caribbean, health policy, health system

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