Chapter 1&2 Notes

48 views2 pages
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
-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,
Unlock document

This preview shows half of the first page of the document.
Unlock all 2 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get OneClass Notes+

Unlimited access to class notes and textbook notes.

YearlyBest Value
75% OFF
$8 USD/m
$30 USD/m
You will be charged $96 USD upfront and auto renewed at the end of each cycle. You may cancel anytime under Payment Settings. For more information, see our Terms and Privacy.
Payments are encrypted using 256-bit SSL. Powered by Stripe.