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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.
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