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Monday, February 06, 2017

Global Health

Textbook  of GH
At the SBHS Seminar next Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12pm-1pm, in room HS 208, Rm 155 College St, you are invited to a book launch for the Textbook of Global Health (Oxford University Press, 2017).  Lead author Anne-Emanuelle Birn will discuss the making of the 4th edition of the Textbook, which provides both building blocks and critical historical and political economy frames for understanding global health ideas and ideologies, institutions, policies, and practices, as well as the array and interaction of global, national, and local factors shaping health conditions. In addition to comprehensive updating and restructuring, this edition has new coverage of militarism and refugee crises, climate change and environmental (health) politics; financial and austerity crises and workers’ health; the UN's post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals; and the role of (re-)emergent illnesses (e.g. Ebola, Zika, diabetes), players, and approaches in global health, including philanthropic actors, corporate penetration, South-South cooperation, and social justice movements.
With participation by Skype of co-authors Yogan Pillay and Timothy Holtz, research assistant Mariajosé Aguilera (DLSPH, MPH 2015), and Chad Zimmerman, Senior Editor, Medicine and Public Health, Oxford University Press.
 Bio: Anne-Emanuelle Birn is Professor of Critical Development Studies (UTSC) and of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto and served as Canada Research Chair in International Health from 2003 to 2013. Professor Birn’s research explores the history, politics, and political economy of international/global health, with particular interests in Latin American health and social justice movements, child health/rights, philanthrocapitalism, and the societal determination of health—and emphases ranging from the scatological to the ideological.  Her books include: Marriage of Convenience: Rockefeller International Health and Revolutionary Mexico (2006); Comrades in Health: US Health Internationalists, Abroad and at Home (2013); and Oxford University Press’s Textbook of Global Health (2009 and 2017 editions). In 2014 Professor Birn was recognized among the top 100 Women Leaders in Global Health, and in 2016 she was named to the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health.

Textbook of Global Health

Fourth Edition

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz

  • A complete revision and reconceptualization of the popular TEXTBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, which has sold more than 25,000 copies across three editions
  • Offers a broad introduction to global health integrated with critical analytic approaches that can be found in no other single source
  • Synthesizes history, epidemiology, environmental studies, economics, and policy and financing to provide a comprehensive overview of the factors that influence health patterns within countries and across the globe
  • The first and only global hea

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