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Chapter 1&2

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Department
International Development Studies
Course Code
IDSB04H3
Professor
Anne- Emanuelle Birn

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IDSB04 - Ch.1 + 2
What is health? state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of
disease or infirmity
what affects health? -social, political, economic, historical factors
-lifestyle- genetic makeup -geog raphy - resources (health care infrastructure)
Health and health care
Investing in health-which involves multiple layers of determinants, and investing in health care which is
one determinant of health (i.e. hospitals, medicine)
Int health in a histor ical perspective:
-term international health” forst came to use in the early 20th centur y after sovereign countries
began to recognize the value of intergovernmental cooperation and established permanent bodies to
address health issues that crossed national borders. -new arena reflected the interests of imperial
powers to protect int commerce and fend off epidemics of diseases (such as cholera, plague)
How can one conceptualize Int health?
1Box1-1: global public good, int agreements, disease control and research, social justice, security: social
unrest, bioterror ism, fe ar of pandemics
What is int health?
-in health field is built upon the helath-related agreements to which most countries are signatories. The
ethical, human rights, and legal dimensions of these agreements provide a FRAMEWORK of state
obligations, coop, and shared global governance in the name of improving int health.
-international health is characterized by the activities that are carr ied out by int, bilateral, multilateral,
regional and transnational health organizations.
Rockefeller Foundations International health legacy:
-private, philanthropic organization, engaging in cooperation from metropolitan powers to
underdeveloped settings
-engaged in various disease eradication/control- established int health board: promote health and social
development.
-impacts health projects carr ied out to this date
**Box 3-7: Modus Operandi:
-agenda setting from above
-budget incentives: activities are only partially funded by donor agencies,
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IDSB04 - Ch.1 + 2 What is health? state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity what affects health? -social, political, economic, historical factors -lifestyle- genetic makeup -geography - resources (health care infrastructure) Health and health care Investing in health-which involves multiple layers of determinants, and investing in health care which is one determinant of health (i.e. hospitals, medicine) Int health in a historical perspective: - term international health forst came to use in the early 20th century after sovereign countries began to recognize the value of intergovernmental cooperation and established permanent bodies to address health issues that crossed national borders. -new arena reflected the interests of imperial powers to protect int commerce and fend off epidemics of diseases (such as cholera, plague) How can one conceptualize Int health? 1 Box1-1: global public good, int agreements, disease control and research, social justi
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