0 0

No-No Guide to World Health

By Shereen Usdin

$5.00 (Save $15.00) Ref: 1908 Available now

Add to basket

Browse shop > Books > Books No-Nonsense Guides

SAVE 75%

Have you seen the full range of No-Nonsense Guides?

Click to enlarge..Click to enlarge..
Click the images to enlarge them.

We've come a long way since the call for 'Health for All by the Year 2000' back in 1978. Sadly that way has been backwards for many people, largely because of Western-imposed structural adjustment and drug companies' focus on cures for rich world diseases. Millions of people live without the clean water, decent food and housing which are the vital first base.

Health educationist Dr Shereen Usdin gives a global snapshot which highlights the politics of health. With climate change bringing 'poor world' diseases like malaria to the rich world's doorstep, and avian flu hovering in the wings, Usdin shows that where you live, how wealthy you are, and whether you are male or female all have a bearing on the diseases you may encounter - and your prospects for prevention, treatment and survival.

Diagrams, charts and graphs used throughout to illustrate key information.

ISBN / Barcode: 9781904456650

Product features
  • Blows the whistle on the political economy of illness
  • A clear and wide-ranging introduction to human health across the globe
  • 110 x 180 mm, paperback
  • 144 pages

Do you share our goals?

About the New Internationalist

Do you share our goals?

The New Internationalist brings to life the people, the ideas and the action in the fight for global justice.



The No-Nonsense Guides are the most accessible and enjoyable means for people with hurried lives to find out how the world really works.

George Monbiot, journalist, campaigner and author of Heat - How We Can Stop the Planet Burning

For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.

Howard Zinn, social activist and author of A People's History of America

Shereen Usdin's No-Nonsense Guide to Global Health is premised on that without social justice, a life of health and dignity for all the world's people cannot be fully realized.

Desmond Tutu, Former Archbishop of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

The magazine is a secular publication. Readers, both Christian and non-Christian, may not always agree with all its conclusions. But it is an excellent catalyst for better informed thought and action. It pulls no punches yet at the same time is written with sensitivity and compassion ... could be of immense help in our becoming more globally aware and responsible citizens.

Gil Cann, editor, Working Together (published by the Australian Evangelical Alliance)

Find us on your favourite social network:


Why buy from New Internationalist?

New Internatioanlist supports Fair Trade producers like Nobunto. Fair Trade promotes a fair wage and fair working conditions, encouraging developing world producers to help themselves.

A little about Nobunto: Nobunto is a South African Fair Trade company creating high quality handcrafts using African inspired designs.

Read more about Nobunto »

World Fair Trade Organization

World Fair Trade Organization

New Internationalist Australia is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, which means we have to stock a percentage of Fair Trade products, and also adhere to Fair Trade practices ourselves. Great for supporting producers rights, and also for our staff.

Read more »

Email newsletter

Sign-up for our free monthly email newsletter. We'll update you on new products that have just arrived and sales items.