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  1. General readings 8 items
    Most of the weekly essential readings will come out of this list of readings. Check Moodle for specific information on readings week by week.
    1. The companion to development studies 2014

      Book essential Earlier editions available

    2. Sociology - Anthony Giddens, Philip W. Sutton 2017

      Book essential

    3. Understanding development: issues and debates - Paul Hopper 2012

      Book essential

    4. Global health and international relations - Colin McInnes, Kelley Lee 2012

      Book essential Useful glossary on pp. viii-x.

  2. Recommended readings 1 item
  3. Further readings 5 items
    1. Healthy, wealthy & fair: health care and the good society - James A. Morone, Lawrence R. Jacobs 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book further reading

  4. Week 1 8 items
    1. The age of sustainable development - Jeffrey Sachs 2015

      Book recommended Read: Chapter 9: Health for All (also one of the readings for week 2)

    2. Contemporary health studies: an introduction - Louise Warwick-Booth, Ruth Cross, Diane Lowcock 2012

      Book recommended If you want more detailed information about the theoretical and lay perspectives covered in the seminar, I would recommend to read chapter 1.

    3. The companion to development studies 2014

      Book recommended Read: Part 8 – 8.5 Health disparity: From ‘health inequality to ‘health inequity’ – The move to a moral paradigm in global health disparity (pp. 461-465 )

    4. Sociology - Anthony Giddens, Philip W. Sutton 2017

      Book recommended Read: "Defining health", pp. 440-1.

  5. Week 2 7 items
    1. The companion to development studies 2014

      Book essential Read: Barrett, H.R. 2014. “Health disparity. From ‘health inequality’ to ‘health inequity’ – The move to a moral paradigm in global health disparity”, pp. 461-465.

    2. Global health and international relations - Colin McInnes, Kelley Lee 2012

      Book essential Read: Box 3.4 “The Millennium Development Goals” (p. 63), Box 3.5 “The Human Right to Health” (p 65), Box 3.6 “The Alma Ata Declaration” (p. 66)

    3. The age of sustainable development - Jeffrey Sachs 2015

      Book essential Read Chapter 9: Health for All

    4. Cada ciudadano es responsable de su salud - Lisandra Fariñas Acosta 2017

      Article further reading

  6. Week 3 6 items
    1. Changing Cuba/Changing World 2008

      Book essential Feinsilver, J. 'Cuba's Medical Diplomacy'

    2. Global health and international relations - Colin McInnes, Kelley Lee 2012

      Book essential Read: Chapter 1 (whole chapter), Chapter 3: pp. 48-56

    3. Cuba doctors in Sandinista Nicaragua: challenging orthodoxies - Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla Fall 2017

      Article further reading

  7. Week 4 7 items
    1. Key Facts about the Uninsured Population - The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation 2017

      Webpage essential

    2. Mama might be better off dead: the failure of health care in urban America - Laurie Abraham 1993

      Book further reading Read the Introduction

  8. Week 5 11 items
    1. Inequalities and African-American health: how racial disparities create sickness - Shirley A. Hill 2016

      Book essential Please read: Part One; 'Theorizing social inequalities in health: race, racism and health outcomes', pp. 11-28.

    2. Women and Health Care in the Early Years of the Affordable Care Act - Alina Salganicoff, Usha Ranji, Adara Beamesderfer, Nisha Kurani 2014

      Document essential

    3. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Access and Utilization Under the Affordable Care Act - Jie Chen, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, Karoline Mortensen, Alexander N. Ortega 2016

      Article essential

    4. Health Insurance and Income Inequality - Robert Kaestner, Darren Lubotsky 2016

      Article further reading

  9. Week 6 21 items
    1. The British National Health Service 1948–2008: A Review of the Historiography - Martin Gorsky 2008

      Article essential This offers an overview of the historical scholarship of the NHS. It’s good for obtaining an overview of the themes in the literature, but you will want to follow up these themes with reading from other sources in the Other Recommended Sources section.

    2. Universal healthcare without the NHS – Institute of Economic Affairs

      Webpage essential This report argues that universal health care is not well delivered by the NHS, and that other models of Health care and funding in Europe are more effective. Don’t try and read the whole book! Read the introductory parts and then sections that interest you. Warming: The IEAs is dedicated to promoting the use of markets to solve all economic and social problems. Therefore, you must read critically and question what is presented.

    3. UK health performance: findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 - Christopher JL Murray, Michael A Richards, John N Newton, Kevin A Fenton 03/2013

      Article essential Again, don’t try and read for detail, skim for the argument and focus on understanding some key points in detail that interest you.

    4. Academic advocacy in public health: Disciplinary ‘duty’ or political ‘propaganda’? - K.E. Smith, E.A. Stewart 09/2017

      Article recommended This article examines the role that researchers take in advocacy about public health care. It’s a useful read to help you reflect on what role you might play as a researcher in the field, and perhaps can be related to think critically about the role of teaching public health care in UK universities

    5. The rising north–south divide in health in the UK - The Lancet 08/2017

      Article recommended This very short editorial points to inequalities between the north and south of the UK in terms of health outcomes. It’s interesting to think how some of the issues relate to provisions initially important for the NHS, but which were then contracted due to political management. The editorial links to further reading for those wanting more details.

    6. Panorama: NHS for Sale 2008

      Audio-visual document recommended

    7. NHS plc: the privatisation of our health care - Allyson Pollock, Colin Leys 2004

      Book further reading

    8. New Politics of the NHS - Rudolf Klein 2013

      Book further reading

    9. The National Health Service: a political history - Charles Webster 2002

      Book further reading

  10. Week 7 13 items
    1. Global health and international relations - Colin McInnes, Kelley Lee 2012

      Book essential Chapter 1 (whole chapter), Chapter 2: pp. 35-40: Infectious disease and the new outbreak narrative

    2. Oxfam - Giving developing countries the best shot: An overview of vaccine access and R&D

      Document essential We recommend to read the Exec. Summary pp. 1-3 and the Background section: pp. 4-5

    3. Improving global access to medicines for non-communicable diseases - David Beran, Christophe Perrin, Nils Billo, John S Yudkin 10/2014

      Article essential

    4. Developing Countries, Donor Leverage, and Access to Bird Flu Vaccines

      Article essential You can read the whole article but se strongly recommend to read pp. 1-3 to understand the Indonesia case

    5. The Constant Gardener 2005

      Audio-visual document recommended

    6. Open letter to the candidates for Director-General of WHO: will you support a patient-centred R&D agreement? - Melissa J Barber, Dzintars Gotham, Júlia Muntanyà, Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam 02/2017

      Article recommended

    7. Is the pharmaceutical industry improving with regard to access to essential medicines? - Hans V Hogerzeil, Jayasree K Iyer, Lisanne Urlings, Tara Prasad 03/2014

      Article recommended

  11. Week 8 9 items
    1. Ebola: profile of a killer virus - Dorothy H. Crawford 2016

      Book essential Read chapters 4 and 9

    2. Doctors Against Borders - João Nunes

      Chapter further reading

    3. The International Health Regulations - Lawrence O. Gostin, Rebecca Katz

      Chapter further reading

    4. The Ebola Epidemic of 2014–2015 - Anthony S. Fauci

      Chapter further reading

  12. Week 9 4 items
    1. The double burden of malnutrition

      Document essential Read pages 1-9.

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