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Health Policy and Development, 2021/22, Semester B02
Ricky Kalliecharan
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BIRN, AE, PILLAY, Y, HOLTZ, TH. 2009. Textbook of international health : global health in a dynamic world.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.   

WILKINSON, R, PICKETT, K. 2009. The spirit level : why more equal societies almost always do better. London: Allen Lane.

CRISP, N. 2010. Turning the world upside down : the search for global health in the twenty-first century. London: Royal Society of Medicine.

BARKER, C. 1996. The health care policy process . London: Sage.

BUSE K., MAYS, N., and WALT, G. 2005. Making health policy. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

LEON, D., WALT, G. 2001. Poverty, inequality and health : an international perspective . London: Oxford Medical Publications.

Articles and book chapters

WHO MAXIMIZING POSITIVE SYNERGIES COLLABORATIVE GROUP. 2009. An assessment of interactions between initiatives and country health systems. Lancet. 373, PP. 2137-2169.

Chapters 3 and 15 in SKOLNIK, RL. 2008. Essentials of global health. London: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

LANCET AND LONDON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE COMMISSION. 2010. The Millennium Development Goals: a cross-sectoral analysis and principles. Lancet, published online September 13.   

BANERJI, D. 1999. A fundamental shift in the approach to international health by WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank. International journal of health services. . 29(2), pp. 227-259.

EARLE, S. 2007. Chapter 1: Promoting public health in a global context. In: LLOYD, C., HANDSELY, S., DOUGLAS, J., et al. eds. Policy and practice in promoting public health . Milton Keynes: Open University. pp. 1-32. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

GREEN, A. 2007. Chapter 3: The policy context. In: GREEN, A. An introduction to health planning for developing health systems. 3rd edition. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 55-102. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

LEON, D.A., WALT, G., and GILSON, L. 2001. International perspectives on health inequalities and policy. British Medical Journal. 322: pp. 591-593.

WHITEHEAD, M., DAHLGREN, G., and GILSON, L. 2001. Chapter 21: Developing the policy response to inequities in health: a global perspective. In: EVANS, T., WHITEHEAD, M., DIDERICHSEN, F. et al. eds. Challenging inequities in health : from ethics to action . New York, Oxford University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.


CSDH. 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: World Health Organization. Available from:

DfID. 2011. UK aid: changing lives, delivering results. London: DfID. Available from:

BLAS, E, SOMMERFELD, J, KURUP, AS (Eds.) 2011. Social determinants approaches to public health: from concept to practice. Geneva: WHO. Available from: 

UNDP. Annual. UN Human Development Report. Available from:


Health policy and planning.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

Global Public Health

International journal for equity in health [electronic resource].

World development.


GLOBAL HEALTH WATCH. Global Health Watch. A broad collaboration of public health experts, non-governmental organisations, civil society activists, community groups, health workers and academics. It was initiated by the People's Health Movement, Global Equity Gauge Alliance, and Medact. Available from:

MEDACT. Medact: challenging barriers to health. A global health charity tackling issues at the centre of international policy debates. Available from:

WORLD MAPPER TEAM. Worldmapper. A collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. An insightful new way of looking at the world! Available from:

GAPMINDER FOUNDATION, Gapminder. A non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development. This is done in collaboration with universities, UN organisations, public agencies and non-governmental organisations. Available from:

INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. Eldis. A site communicating the latest UK-sourced international development research to policy makers & practitioners worldwide. Available from:


WHO. 2008. Health – My Right. [video] 7 minutes. Available from:

ROSLING, H. 2007. New insights on poverty and life around the world. [video]. Available from:

This list was last updated on 10/09/2019