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An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Joia S. Mukherjee


The passion to be a force for change, to work on the positive side of globalization, and to be part of a movement for human rights has called many young people to the field of global health. This passion stems from the knowledge that the world is not okay. Impoverished people are suffering and dying from treatable diseases while the wealthy live well into their 80s and 90s. Before the 21st century, people living in countries marred by slavery, colonialism, resource extraction, and neoliberal market policies had little access to health care. Public health in the 19th and 20th centuries focused ... More

Keywords: global health, right to health, social determinants of health, health inequalities, Sustainable Development Goals

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190662455
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joia S. Mukherjee, author
Associate Professor of Medicine and Global Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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Part One History of Global Health

Part Two Principles of Global Health Delivery

Part Three Health Systems Strengthening

Part Four Toward the Right to Health