No-No Guide to World Health

By Shereen Usdin

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  • 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

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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.

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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.

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

ISBN / Barcode: 9781904456650

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