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International Development Studies
Anne- Emanuelle Birn

IDSB04 Sept 14 (week 1, lecture 1) -ten million preventable child deaths annually. Could be avoided through simple measures such as nutrition, clean environments, good health. -30 000 children die daily Key themes -aim to understand international health in context of power and influence. -health and medicine are culturally bound - domain of political and ideological struggles. Aimed at understanding policy -IH intertwined with economic concerns -circulation of goods and people (globalization) -development: as an accompaniment or precursor to good health. But what exactly does development mean? -understand IH in terms of interactions -health is not simply the own characteristics of a person Key definitions -WHO: health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (p3) -International health- health cooperation between (inter: between nations) nations: Agreements regarding health issues that cross borders. (p5) -U.S institute of medicine has defined global health as `health problems, issues and concerns that transcend national boundaries, may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in oth
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