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Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseasespathogen control and public health management in low-income countries$
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Benjamin Roche, Hélène Broutin, and Frédéric Simard

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198789833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198789833.001.0001

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Ecology of poverty, disease and health care delivery: lessons for planetary health

Ecology of poverty, disease and health care delivery: lessons for planetary health

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(p.283) Chapter 18 Ecology of poverty, disease and health care delivery: lessons for planetary health
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Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
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Matthew H. Bonds

Andres Garchitorena

Paul E. Farmer

Megan B. Murray

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0018

Over the past two decades, the global health agenda has increasingly embraced the concept of sustainable development in pursuit of solutions at the “systems” level. A central challenge is that the relevant social, economic and biophysical systems that influence human health and well-being operate at difference spatial and temporal scales and scopes of problem solving. Here, we explore three interconnected self-reinforcing systems of central importance to planetary health: the ecology of poverty, the ecology of disease, and systems of health care delivery. We frame these issues to inform how practical interventions can be implemented and studied to create practical systems-level change at the ground level and establish methods for evaluating that change and produce transferable knowledge for scaling or replication.

Keywords:   poverty, health coverage, universal health access, global health agenda, ecology of disease, sustainable development

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