Anne-​Emanuelle Birn
HS 208
  • February 16, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Book launch for the Textbook of Global Health (Oxford University Press, 2017) including discussion by lead author Anne-Emanuelle Birn about the making of the 4th edition of the textbook.

The textbook 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.

The U of T bookstore will be selling copies of the text.

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