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The No-Nonsense Guide to World Health

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Health    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-897071-32-8
Pages 159
Language English only
Price $16.00
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Written by Shereen Usdin.
Published in Canada in association with New Internationalist Publications™ Ltd. by Between the Lines, 2007.


The No-Nonsense Guide to World Health is a clear yet wide-ranging introduction to the state of health worldwide, exploring the ways in which health provision is often determined by ethnicity, class and gender. Starting with a brief history of medical progress this guide delves into current politics of health in the contexts of big business and private health provision, media, gender and the environment.

Public Health specialist Dr. Shereen Usdin gives a global snapshot which highlights the politics of health. She 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 ultimately, for survival.

About the author: Shereen Usdin is a medical doctor and a public health specialist. She is co-founder of the internationally acclaimed Soul City for Health and Development Communication in South Africa and works in the areas of development communication, HIV/AIDS, violence against women and human rights.
“Shereen Usdin’s No-Nonsense Guide to World Health is premised on [the belief] that without social justice, a life of health and dignity for all the world’s people cannot be fully realized.” – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
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