Challenges in Health and Development

From Global to Community Perspectives

  • Sandy A.┬áJohnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book


This textbook examines strategies of investing in human health and investing in economic growth as distinct approaches to development. It explores the symbiotic relationship of these tactics, and considers the applications and outcomes from a global, national and community level perspective. Each chapter introduces concepts of economic development and population health, and uses case studies to illustrate the same. These case studies include program and policy examples from Bangladesh, Chile, Haiti, Rwanda, South Africa and Sri Lanka. The textbook also examines the impact of macroeconomic adjustment programs, health care restructuring, investment in primary health care, public-private partnerships, and the challenges of program coordination and up-scaling in stable and conflict-ridden countries. Discussion questions are provided at the end of each chapter to facilitate classroom activities. Solutions are provided at the end of the textbook.


Population Health Public Health Economic Growth Globalization Health Care World Health

Authors and affiliations

  • Sandy A.┬áJohnson
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  1. 1.Josef Korbel School of InternationalUniversity of Denver DenverUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53203-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53204-2
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