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A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples

A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples By Randall M. Packard (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016) (414 pages; $35.00 paper) In his title, A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples, Randall M. Packard introduces the thesis of his fine book: global health interventions have developed outside the countries involved, with little to no attempts to include local perspectives and community participation. These interventions have been remarkably constant over the 20th century, focusing on specific biomedical technologies and disease prevention measures that primarily ignore the social and economic determinants of health. With an assumption in the superiority of Western medicine, science, and technol - ogy, international health care leaders have discouraged longer-term inter - ven tions that build local health infrastructures. Packard does not deny that some improvement in health occurred, but interventions have had limited impact on overall health in many areas of the world. Packard opens and closes the book with a discussion of Ebola as a case study of an epidemic in which interventions failed because of a lack of health care infrastructures. This absence stemmed from inattention to the social and economic causes of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples

Nursing History Review , Volume 27 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 2019

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.27.156
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A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples By Randall M. Packard (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016) (414 pages; $35.00 paper) In his title, A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples, Randall M. Packard introduces the thesis of his fine book: global health interventions have developed outside the countries involved, with little to no attempts to include local perspectives and community participation. These interventions have been remarkably constant over the 20th century, focusing on specific biomedical technologies and disease prevention measures that primarily ignore the social and economic determinants of health. With an assumption in the superiority of Western medicine, science, and technol - ogy, international health care leaders have discouraged longer-term inter - ven tions that build local health infrastructures. Packard does not deny that some improvement in health occurred, but interventions have had limited impact on overall health in many areas of the world. Packard opens and closes the book with a discussion of Ebola as a case study of an epidemic in which interventions failed because of a lack of health care infrastructures. This absence stemmed from inattention to the social and economic causes of

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