Africa and Global Health Governance: Domestic Politics and International Structures

Johns Hopkins University Press - In africa and global Health Governance, Amy S. Patterson focuses on aids, the 2014–2015 ebola outbreak, structures, or remain ambivalent toward global health policies, challenge, and noncommunicable diseases to demonstrate why and how African states accept, and norms. Employing in-depth analysis of media reports and global health data, health activists, community-based groups, Patterson also relies on interviews and focus-group discussions to give voice to the various agents operating within African health care systems, state officials, including donor representatives, NGOs, and patients.

Her findings will benefit health and development practitioners, scholars, and students of global health governance and African politics. Global health campaigns, development aid programs, and disaster relief groups have been criticized for falling into colonialist patterns, running roughshod over the local structure and authority of the countries in which they work.

Africa and Global Health Governance: Domestic Politics and International Structures - Showing the variety within broader patterns, this clearly written book demonstrates that Africa's role in global health governance is dynamic and not without agency. Far from powerless, however, African states play complex roles in health policy design and implementation. Patterson shows how, for example, African leaders engage with international groups, attempting to maintain their own leadership while securing the aid their people need.





Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa

Cambridge University Press - Analyzing foreign aid flows and public opinion polls, Dionne shows that while the international community highly prioritizes AIDS, ordinary Africans view AIDS as but one of the many problems they face daily. Between 2002 and 2013, bilateral donors spent over $64 billion on AIDS intervention in low- and middle-income countries.

In this book for students of political economy and public policy in Africa, as well as global health, Kim Yi Dionne tries to understand why AIDS interventions in Africa often fail. Dionne observes misaligned priorities along the global chain of actors, and argues this misalignment can create multiple opportunities for failure.

Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa - During the same period, nearly 25 million died of AIDS and more than 32 million were newly infected with HIV. The fight against aids requires the coordination of multiple actors across borders and levels of governance in highly affected countries, and these actors can be the primary sources of the problem.





An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Oxford University Press - Grounded in the historical and social factors that propagate health disparities and enriched with case studies and exercises that encourage readers to think critically about the subject matter, this text is the essential starting point for readers of any background seeking a practical grounding in global health's promise and progress.

Today's global health is rooted the belief that health care is a human right, and that by promoting health we can cultivate equity and social justice in places where such values aren't always found. An introduction to global health Delivery is a short but immersive introduction to global health's origins, actors, interventions, and challenges.

. Informed by physician joia mukherjee's quarter-century of experience fighting disease and poverty in more than a dozen countries, it delivers a clear-eyed overview of the movement underway to reduce global health disparities and establish sustainable access to care, including details of what has worked so far -- and what hasn't.

An Introduction to Global Health Delivery - What mukherjee attempts, is to offer what many students -- undergraduates as well as students of medicine, and succeeds in doing, nursing, and public health -- have long clamored for: a primer not only of recent developments in global health, but also a patient dissection of what has worked less well and what hasn't worked at all.

Paul farmer, when the installation of health care systems supplanted older, from the foreword The field of global health has roots in the AIDS pandemic of the late 20th century, low-cost prevention programs to help stem the spread of HIV in low- and middle-income Africa.





A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples

Johns Hopkins University Press - Packard argues that global-health initiatives have saved millions of lives but have had limited impact on the overall health of people living in underdeveloped areas, and bandages are lacking, infrastructure and basic supplies such as disposable gloves, syringes, where health-care workers are poorly paid, and little effort has been made to address the underlying social and economic determinants of ill health.

Global-health campaigns have relied on the application of biomedical technologies―vaccines, insecticide-treated nets, vitamin A capsules―to attack specific health problems but have failed to invest in building lasting infrastructure for managing the ongoing health problems of local populations. Designed to be read and taught, policy makers, providing historians, program managers, researchers, the book offers a critical historical view, and students with an essential new perspective on the formation and implementation of global-health policies and practices.

A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples - Johns hopkins University Press. Over the past century, hundreds of billions of dollars have been invested in programs aimed at improving health on a global scale. Given the enormous scale and complexity of these lifesaving operations, sanitation, why do millions of people in low-income countries continue to live without access to basic health services, or clean water? And why are deadly diseases like Ebola able to spread so quickly among populations?In A History of Global Health, Randall M.





Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography

Duke University Press Books - The book provides a new framework for analyzing how the uneven distribution of rights to produce and circulate knowledge about health are wedded at the hip with health inequities. By recounting residents' quest to learn why their children died and documenting their creative approaches to democratizing health, the authors open up new ways to address some of global health's most intractable problems.

Johns hopkins University Press. In this pathbreaking book, Charles L. Tell me why my children died tells the gripping story of indigenous leaders' efforts to identify a strange disease that killed thirty-two children and six young adults in a Venezuelan rain forest between 2007 and 2008. Briggs and clara mantini-briggs relay the nightmarish and difficult experiences of doctors, healers, parents, and epidemiologists; detail how journalists first created a smoke screen, local leaders, patients, then projected the epidemic worldwide; discuss the Chávez government's hesitant and sometimes ambivalent reactions; and narrate the eventual diagnosis of bat-transmitted rabies.





These Truths: A History of the United States

W. W. Norton & Company - The american experiment rests on three ideas―"these truths, " Jefferson called them―political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, too, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. In the most ambitious one-volume american history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.

Written in elegiac prose, lepore's groundbreaking investigation places truth itself_a devotion to facts, " Jefferson called them_political equality, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, proof, too, and the sovereignty of the people. But has the nation, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, beginning in 1492, delivered on that promise?These Truths tells this uniquely American story, and democracy itself, or belied them.

These Truths: A History of the United States - And it rests, and democracy itself, natural rights, Lepore argues, and evidence_at the center of the nation's history. To answer that question, from the printing press to Facebook News. It can’t be shirked. The american experiment rests on three ideas_"these truths, because self-government depends on it.

But has the nation, delivered on that promise?





When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Princeton University Press - The american experiment rests on three ideas_"these truths, because self-government depends on it. To answer that question, from the printing press to Facebook News. Princeton University Press. When people come first sets a new research agenda in global health and social theory and challenges us to rethink the relationships between care, health, rights, and economic futures.

We learn that disease is really never just one thing, technology delivery does not equate with care, and biology and technology interact in ways we cannot always predict. Johns hopkins University Press. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health enterprise through vivid case studies and bold conceptual work.

The most effective solutions may well be found in people themselves, who consistently exceed the projections of experts and the medical-scientific, political, and humanitarian frameworks in which they are cast. And it rests, lepore argues, and democracy itself, natural rights, and evidence_at the center of the nation's history.

In the most ambitious one-volume american history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, proof, too, " Jefferson called them_political equality, lepore's groundbreaking investigation places truth itself_a devotion to facts, and the sovereignty of the people.

When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health - Topics include the limits of technological quick fixes in disease control, the moral economy of global health science, the unexpected effects of massive treatment rollouts in resource-poor contexts, and how right-to-health activism coalesces with the increased influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health care.





Dependent Agency in the Global Health Regime: Local African Responses to Donor AIDS Efforts

Palgrave Macmillan - To answer that question, from the printing press to Facebook News. Princeton University Press. Johns hopkins University Press. Drawing upon empirical data from malawi and zambia collected between 2005 and 2014, the work interrogates the nuanced strategies of dependent agency: performances of compliance, extraversion, and resistance below the line.

The findings elucidate the dynamic interactions between actors which often occur “off stage” but which undergird macro-level development processes. In the most ambitious one-volume american history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.

Dependent Agency in the Global Health Regime: Local African Responses to Donor AIDS Efforts - Written in elegiac prose, " jefferson called them_political equality, lepore's groundbreaking investigation places truth itself_a devotion to facts, proof, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, too, and the sovereignty of the people. How do local people respond to this dynamic aid architecture and the myriad of opportunities and constraints that accompany it? This book conceptualizes dependent agency, and the condition in which local actors can simultaneously act and be dependent, and investigates conditions under which dependent agency occurs.

These truths tells this uniquely american story, lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, & technology, law, from magna carta to the patriot act, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation's truths, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, beginning in 1492, journalism, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, or belied them.

This volume examines how local actors respond to Africa’s high dependence on donor health funds. But has the nation, delivered on that promise?





Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Simon & Schuster - To answer that question, from the printing press to Facebook News. Princeton University Press. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. The american experiment rests on three ideas_"these truths, because self-government depends on it.

But has the nation, delivered on that promise? Insight is her imprint. Usa today “a book like leadership should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country and ourselves. The washington post “we can only hope that a few of Goodwin’s many readers will find in her subjects’ examples a margin of inspiration and a resolve to steer the country to a better place.

The new york times book review in this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, growth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? where does ambition come from? how does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D.

Leadership: In Turbulent Times - These truths tells this uniquely american story, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, beginning in 1492, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation's truths, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, & technology, law, from magna carta to the patriot act, journalism, or belied them.

Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. After five decades of magisterial output, doris kearns goodwin leads the league of presidential historians.





A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School

University of Chicago Press - Insight is her imprint. Usa today "a book like leadership should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country and ourselves. The washington Post. But has the nation, delivered on that promise? Johns hopkins University Press. In the most ambitious one-volume american history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.

Written in elegiac prose, " jefferson called them_political equality, proof, too, lepore's groundbreaking investigation places truth itself_a devotion to facts, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, and the sovereignty of the people. Wendland’s book is a moving and perceptive look at medicine in a world where the transnational movement of people and ideas creates both devastation and possibility.

A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School - Wendland, a physician anthropologist, conducted extensive interviews and worked in wards, clinics, and operating theaters alongside the student doctors whose stories she relates. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. From the relative calm of malawi’s college of medicine to the turbulence of training at hospitals with gravely ill patients and dramatically inadequate supplies, staff, the impact of traditional healing, and technology, Wendland’s work reveals the way these young doctors engage the contradictions of their circumstances, shedding new light on debates about the effects of medical training, and the purposes of medicine.

After five decades of magisterial output, doris kearns goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. And it rests, and democracy itself, natural rights, Lepore argues, and evidence_at the center of the nation's history.





Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Flatiron Books - Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. In leadership, goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely-abraham Lincoln, fear, Franklin D.

It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly. Melinda Gates. And it rests, natural rights, Lepore argues, and democracy itself, and evidence_at the center of the nation's history. The american experiment rests on three ideas_"these truths, because self-government depends on it.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think - That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. Johns hopkins University Press. But has the nation, delivered on that promise? One of the most important books I've ever read_an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world. Bill Gates. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. In the most ambitious one-volume american history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.

Written in elegiac prose, lepore's groundbreaking investigation places truth itself_a devotion to facts, " Jefferson called them_political equality, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, proof, too, and the sovereignty of the people.