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Module Reading List

Foundations of International Health, 2017/18, Semester 1
Stephen Pearson
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International health and health policy

Birn, A.E., Pillay, Y., and Holtz, T.H. 2009. Textbook of international health : global health in a dynamic world.. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Buse, K, and Hawkes, S. 2015. Health in the sustainable development goals: ready for a paradigm shift? Globalization and health. 11(13).

Frenk, J. 2010. The global health system: strengthening national health systems as the next step for global progress. PLoS medicine, 7(1), e1000089.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 2015. Financing global health 2014: shifts in funding as the MDG era closes. Seattle: IHME - http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/policy_report/2015/FGH2014/IHME_PolicyReport_FGH_2014_1.pdf

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 2013. The global burden of disease: generating evidence, guiding policy. Seattle IHME. - http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/policy_report/2013/GBD_GeneratingEvidence/IHME_GBD_GeneratingEvidence_FullReport.pdf

Merson, M.H., Black, R.E., and Mills, A.J. 2012. Global health : diseases, programs, systems, and policies. 3rd ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Peters D.H., El-Saharty S., Siadat B., Janovsky K., and Vujicic, M. eds. 2009. Improving health service delivery in developing countries: from evidence to action. Washington DC: World Bank.

WHO. 2008. The World Health Report 2008: primary health care: now more than ever. Geneva: WHO.

WHO Maximizing Positive Synergies Collaborative Group. 2009. An assessment of interactions between global health initiatives and country health systems. Lancet.. 373(9681), pp.2137-2169.

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International and national agencies

Benatar, S., and Brock, G. eds. 2011. Global health and global health ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Buse, K., Harmer, A.M. Seven habits of highly effective global public–private health partnerships: Practice and potential. Social science & medicine.. 64(2), pp.259–271.

Marchal. B. Cavalli, A., and Kegels, G. 2009. Global health actors claim to support health system strengthening - is this reality or rhetoric? PLoS medicine.. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000059.

Szlezák, N.A. et al. 2010. The global health system: actors, norms, and expectations in transition. PLoS medicine.. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000183.

WHO. 2007. Everybody’s business: strengthening health systems to improve health outcomes: WHO’s framework for action, Geneva: WHO. Available from: http://www.who.int/healthsystems/strategy/en/

WHO. 2015. About WHO [online]. [Accessed 21 September 2015]. Available from: http://www.who.int/about/en/

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Gender, poverty and social inclusion

Blakely, T., Hales, S., Kieft, C., Wilson, N., and Woodward, A. 2005. The global distribution of risk factors by poverty level. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 83(2), pp.118-126.

Hawkes, S., and Buse, K. 2013. Gender and global health: evidence, policy, and inconvenient truths. Lancet., 381, pp.1783-1787.

Labonte, R., Shcrecker, T., and Gupta, A.S. 2005. Health for some: death, disease and disparity in a globalizing era. Toronto: Centre for Social Justice.

Marmot, M. 2005. Social determinants of health inequalities. Lancet., 365, pp.1099-1104.

World Bank. 2012. World Development Report 2012. Gender, equity and development. Washington: World Bank. Available from: http://wdronline.worldbank.org

WHO. 2008. Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health: final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Geneva: WHO.

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Civil society and communities

Backman, G. et al. 2008. Health systems and the right to health: an assessment of 194 countries. Lancet., 372(9655), pp.2047-2085.

Cohn, J., Russell, A., Baker, B., Kayongo, A., Wanjiku, E., and Davis, P. 2011. Using global health initiatives to strengthen health systems: A civil society perspective. Global public health.: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. 6(7), pp.687-702.

Combaz, E., and McLoughlin, C. 2014. Voice, empowerment and accountability: Topic guide. Birmingham: GSDRC, University of Birmingham. Available from: http://www.gsdrc.org/topic-guides/voice-empowerment-and-accountability/

Doyle, C., and Patel, P. 2008. Civil society organisations and global health initiatives: problems of legitimacy. Social science & medicine.. 66(9), pp.1928–1938.

Filc, D. 2014. The role of civil society in health care reforms: An arena for hegemonic struggles. Social science & medicine.. 123, pp.168–173.

Raya, S., Madzimbamuto, F., and Fonn, S. 2012. Activism: working to reduce maternal mortality through civil society and health professional alliances in sub-Saharan Africa. Reproductive health matters.. 20(39), pp.40–49.

WHO. 2008. Human rights, health and poverty reduction strategies. Geneva: WHO. Available from: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/43962

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Planning, analysis and appraisal

Abel-Smith, B. 1994. An introduction to health: policy, planning, and financing. Harlow: Longman.

Buse, K., Mays, N., and Walt, G. 2005. Making health policy. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Green, A. 2007. An introduction to health planning for developing health systems. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McLoughlin, C., and Walton, O. 2012. Measuring results: Topic guide. Birmingham: GSDRC, University of Birmingham. Available from: http://www.gsdrc.org/topic-guides/measuring-results/

Walley, J., and Wright, J. eds. 2010. Public health : an action guide to improving health.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

World Bank. 2004. Monitoring and evaluation: some tools, methods & approaches. Washington DC: World Bank. Available from: http://www.worldbank.org/oed/ecd/tools/

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Managing resources (human, financial, physical, information)

Anderson, S., Huss, R., Summers, R., and Wiedenmayer, K. 2004. Managing pharmaceuticals in international health. Basel: Birkhäuser.

Bengoa, R., Kawar, R., Key, P., Leatherman, S., Massoud, R. and Saturno, P. 2006. Quality of care : a process for making strategic choices in health systems.. Geneva: WHO.

Frost, L.J., and Reich, M.R. 2008. How do good health technologies get to poor people in poor countries? Cambridge: Harvard Center for Development and Population Studies. Available from: http://www.accessbook.org

Joint Learning Initiative. 2004. Human resources for health: overcoming the crisis. Global Equity Institute, Harvard University. Available from: http://www.who.int/hrh/documents/JLi_hrh_report.pdf

Kutzin, J. 2013. Health financing for universal coverage and health system performance: concepts and implications for policy. Bulletin of the World Health Organization., 91(8), pp.602-611.

Mills, A and Kent Ranson, M (2006) The design of health systems, In, Merson, Black and Mills eds (2006: 513-552) International Public Health, Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies, Jones and Bartlett, USA

WHO. 2004. Developing health management information systems. A practical guide for developing countries. Geneva: WHO. Available from http://www.wpro.who.int/publications/pub_9290611650/en/

WHO, 2010. Financing for Universal Health Coverage. World Health Report 2010. Geneva: WHO. Available from: http://www.who.int/whr/2010/en/

WHO. 2010. Resources management. [online] [Accessed 20 September 2015] Available from: http://www.who.int/management/resources/en/

WHO. 2011. The world medicines situation. [online]. [Accessed 20 September 2015]. Available from: http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/policy/world_medicines_situation/en/

This list was last updated on 30/08/2017