An eye-opening account of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the crucial role of local communities in containing the spread of the disease.
‘A must-read for all involved in epidemics, epidemiology and public health. ‘
‘The first serious attempt to grapple with some of the practical as well as epistemological questions posed by the local response to the outbreak…Offers important insights, especially concerning the central issue of burial practices, one of the epidemic’s main routes of infection.’
– The Economist
People’s Health Movement, Medact, Medico International, Third World Network, Health Action International, ALAMES, and Health Poverty Action
A collection of independent sources of data on global health offering unique and essential information for anyone working in the field.
‘Challenges us to look at health and health care from a critical perspective, providing a bridge between big, global questions and independent local issues. Critical reading for the movers and shakers in health policy the world over.’
– Gill Walt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
An in-depth exploration of why many migrants suffer from low levels of health relative to their host population.
‘A collection of thought provoking and engagingly written selections, the book provides a nuanced, multi-layered examination of migrants’ right to health. An important read for researchers, policymakers and service providers.’
– Denise L. Spitzer, Canada Research Chair in Gender, Migration and Health, University of Ottawa
The Health of Nations analyses how power is exercised both in health-care systems and in society more generally. In doing so, it reveals how too many vested interests hinder efficient and equitable policies to promote healthy populations, while too little is done to address the social determinants of health.
‘In this most original and highly readable book, Gavin Mooney makes a compelling case that we can do far more to improve people’s health in both developed and developing countries. Rather than just posing the problem, he comes up with thought-provoking solutions, showing, for example, that local citizenry are fully capable of coming up with sophisticated organizational and distributional policy aimed at improving the health of the community. This book aims high and achieves.’
– Thomas Rice, UCLA School of Public Health
The Energy Glut tells the story of energy and how our abuse of fossil fuel energy links all of these public issues as manifestations of the same fundamental planetary malaise.
‘Ian Roberts presents a refreshingly novel and objective look at two of the biggest Public Health challenges of this century – obesity and climate change – and the inescapable link between them. No longer is obesity a “lifestyle condition” or a problem of greedy, sloth couch potatoes. It is an inevitable consequence of our globally oil-dependent society. Read on and you should be convinced enough to reclaim your life… and your planet.’
– Sir Ian Gilmore, Royal College of Physicians