PANNA: Resource Pointer #352 (Public Health Throughout the World)


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Resource Pointer #352 (Public Health Throughout the World)
22, 2004

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Impact: On the Frontlines of Global Health, 2003* Karen Kasmauski and Peter Jaret. A photo essay of public health throughout the world and the economic, social, cultural, environmental, and political forces influencing the spread of disease. Accompanying text describes and contextualizes the photos. Also comments on the disparities among different countries and depicts many of the current solutions to the global health epidemic. US $30. Contact National Geographic, P.O. Box 98199, Washington, D.C. 20090-8199; phone (800) 647-5643; email; Web site

*The Uterine Crisis, 2003* Ilya Sandra Perlingieri. Recounts the author’s own experiences battling endometriosis and presents other health threats posed to women through exposure to toxic chemicals. Discusses less-invasive, holistic treatments for these ailments and calls for policy to improve the women’s public health. 384 pages. US $21.75. Contact 1st Books, 1663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200, Bloomington, IN 47403; phone (800) 839-8640; fax (812) 339-6654; Web site

*Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health, 2002* Laurie Garrett. Examines health threats and disease around the globe, from lifestyle and nuclear hazards in Russia to biowar threats in the Unites States. Demonstrates the decline in world health is a global issue by illustrating the interconnectedness of health threats through globalization, trade and travel. 768 pages. US $17.95. Contact Hyperion Books, c/o Time Warner Book Group, 135 West 50th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10020-1393; phone (800) 222-6747; fax (800) 477-5925; email; Web site

*WTO Agreements and Public Health, 2002* World Health Organization (WTO) and World Trade Organization (WHO). Provides an overview of the WTO agreements related to public health including Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). Also addresses specific health issues such as food safety and security, tobacco control, environment, access to drugs, vaccines, health services, and nutrition. 171 pages. US $27. Contact WHO, Marketing and Dissemination, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; phone (41 22) 791-2476; fax (41 22) 791-4857; email; Web site

*Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, 2001* Paul Farmer. Presents the notion of health inequality and uses case studies to demonstrate how infectious diseases are more prevalent in poor and poverty-stricken populations. Investigates the causes of this phenomenon and argues for a worldwide program to address the increasingly important issue of infectious disease. 375 pages. US $19.95. Contact University of California Press, California-Princeton Fulfillment Services, 1445 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618; phone (800) 777-4726; fax (800) 999-1958; email; Web site

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