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From Diagnosing Under-immunization to Evaluating Health Care Systems: Immunization Coverage Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance

Angelina Fisher

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the ways the World Health Organization/UN Children's Fund (WHO/UNICEF) immunization coverage indicators have been used, which have sometimes extended beyond their scope. It ... More


Thinking Big: Emerging Global Efforts For The Control Of Infectious Disease

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite the devastating pandemic of HIV/AIDS that erupted in the early 1980s, despite the failure to eradicate polio and the emergence of resistant forms of tuberculosis that came into focus in the ... More


The health system and wider social determinants of health

Rene Loewenson and Lucy Gilson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0080
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health is an outcome of the circumstances of people's lives, the communities and environments in which people live and work, the nature of the social relationships, goods, and services people ... More


WHO—coordinating international tobacco control

Raman Minhas and Douglas Bettcher

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0043
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The international public health community, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other governmental and non-governmental institutions, remain committed to the containment of the ... More


A New International Order in Health

Nitsan Chorev

in The World Health Organization between North and South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450655
eISBN:
9780801463921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450655.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the World Health Organization's (WHO) strategic response to the call for a New International Economic Order (NIEO) and how it was able to contribute to the new international ... More


HIA at the international policy-making level

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines international policies on health impact assessment (HIA). Topics covered include policies of the World Health Organization, the European Community, and other intergovernmental ... More


Health of nations

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

When Gro Brundtland was elected Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), she soon discovered that she headed an organisation that had lost its way. To revive its fortunes, Brundtland ... More


Eudaimonistic Health: Complete Health, Moral Development, Well-Being, and Happiness

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops the notion of eudaimonistic health—a conception of physiological and psychological good as well as bad health. This conception of health, while similar to a much-criticized ... More


Revenue collection and pooling arrangements in financing

Di McIntyre and Joseph Kutzin

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0040
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on two of the key functions of a health sector financing system: revenue collection and fund pooling. It uses as its starting point the World Health Organization resolution ... More


WHO expert committees and key concepts for drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, 1949–2013

Suzanne Taylor, Virginia Berridge, and Alex Mold

in Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198737797
eISBN:
9780191801280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737797.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its expert committees in disseminating concepts around addiction in relation to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco from 1949 ... More


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