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Global health in transition : a synthesis : perspectives from international organizations / John H. Bryant and Polly F. Harrison for the Board on International Health, Institute of Medicine.

Author/creator Bryant, John H., 1925-2017
Other author/creatorHarrison, Polly F.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoWashington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996.
Description1 online resource (viii, 84 pages) : illustrations.
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Series The compass series
Compass series (Washington, D.C.) ^A683132
Contents ""Front Matter""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""I The Documents Reviewed: An Analysis""; ""Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries""; ""World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health""; ""The Health of Adults in Developing Countries""; ""Human Development Reports, 1993 and 1994""; ""Ninth General Programme of Work, 1996â�2001 and Intensified Cooperation with Countries in Greatest Need""; ""The State of the Worldâ�s Children, 1994 and 1995""; ""Health Research: Essential Link to Equity in Development""; ""Global Comparative Assessments in the Health Sector""
Contents ""Partnerships for Global Development: The Clearing Horizon""""Strategies for Sustainable Development""; ""II The Documents Considered: Reflections and Implications""; ""The Documents Considered: Reflections and Implications""; ""A Final Note""
Abstract There has been an explosion of analytic documents, published since the start of the 1990s, that deal mainly, though not exclusively, with health in developing countries. They comprise a fair spectrum of opinion about issues of global health, though surely not a complete one. Each document advances understanding of specific challenges to health in the development process, and each raises further questions, explicitly in its content or implicitly by work that it has left undone. Each assesses the current status of the areas of health or social development with which it is most concerned; expands on the ideas and methods its authors wish to advance; proposes strategies; and then reflects on their likely impacts, shortfalls, and policy implications. Each document acknowledges that much more needs to be done to bring key ideas to fruition in terms of developmental effects than is specified in its own strategies. Finally, each document intimates that what we have been calling "international health" may need, somehow, to be rethought in a more comprehensive way as "global health." The first part of this Synthesis is an analysis that summarizes 10 documents in a common format. Each summary starts with a brief background note and then analyzes the document in terms of its objectives, conclusions, and main recommendations for policy and action, hewing as closely as possible to its original language. All presentations end with a brief commentary highlighting issues that we consider pivotal and locating them in the larger contexts of health and social development. The second part of the Synthesis is a set of reflections on the implications of the 10 documents. We first extract 10 themes, ideas, or concerns that are explicit in at least some of the documents or implicit in what they suggest as work remaining to be done. We chose those that we believe lie at the heart of what needs to be asked about; what is useful, appropriate, and possible in the field of health development in today's changed and changing circumstances, ideas that will be critical to any reconceptualization of that field.
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Issued in other formPrint version: Bryant, John H., 1925- Global health in transition. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996
Genre/formElectronic book.
LCCN 97102934
ISBN9780309523387 (electronic bk.)
ISBN0309523389 (electronic bk.)

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