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Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... This chapter describes the contemporary search for a universal metric in global health as an answer to the problem of accountability in the past sixty or so years of international health development. Randomized controlled trials are seen as the gold standard for doing global health work and for...
Published: 30 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371823-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7182-3
... conclusion ANTHROPOLOGY IN AND OF (CRITICAL) GLOBAL HEALTH This book has considered data’s social lives, focusing on how quantitative data reflect and cohere the social worlds...
Published: 19 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395478-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9547-8
... FO U R I DIDIER FASSIN That Obscure Object of Global Health Globalization -even if the term itself has been hotly contested• is the modern or postmodern version of the proverbial elephant, described by its blind observers in so...
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... There is a new purpose to numbers in global health: numbers are needed not just for retrospective accounting but also to calculate prospective actuarial worth. This shift in the purpose of metrics is a shift of “value,” arising at a historical moment when using “metrics as anticipatory praxis...
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... This chapter summarizes the main themes of the book and proposes several emergent trends that may offer counternarratives to the kinds of metrics practices that have taken precedence in global health work today. Efforts to promote multimethods research, to challenge the use of evidence-based...
Published: 07 May 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376613-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7661-3
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... Global health institutions and interventions are dependent on the production of local health data in the Global South for evaluating and justifying their projects. The crucial labor of producing these local health data is often rendered invisible by the neutral use of metrics by global health...
Published: 15 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385530-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8553-0
...‘‘Invisible Invaders’’ The Global Body in Public Health Films kirsten ostherr Tropical parasites causing disease seem unrelated to the everyday living of most Americans, but two things—World War II and global travel—have...
Published: 22 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387916-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8791-6
...Educating for Global Mental Health The Adoption of SSRIs in Japan kalman applbaum Rational foundations of modernity are cunningly accepted by man as the launching platform of ever wilder irrationalities...
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... uncertainty and tentativeness that characterizes insecticide spraying against malaria today and raises questions about global health, ecology, and democracy. Furthermore, the chapter excavates the complex relations between transnational donors and state and private business in this Ghanaian malaria control...
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... and journalism, in which epidemiological investigation can be designed to occasion or silence particular types of stories and journalism can prompt epidemiological inquiry. A prominent feature of the 1992–1993 cholera epidemic in Delta Amacuro was news coverage in which public health officials...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372967-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7296-7
... This chapter examines internationalism in the area of health. It describes health care and disaster relief that Cuba and its citizens have provided to people across the world, from aiding the child victims of Chernobyl to performing a massive number of cataract surgeries worldwide and...
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... The notion that mass screening and treatment of HIV could effectively end the epidemic has generated enthusiasm in global health. The strategy of “treatment as prevention” (TasP) is being experimented with in population trials even as it is being adopted by physicians and, increasingly...
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... This chapter explores how humanitarianism takes up and is restructured by the demand for metrics in the context of global health, using the experiences of Hesperian Health Guides and their landmark publication, Where There Is No Doctor, as a case study. As global health funders ask for more...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372967-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7296-7
Published: 26 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387381
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8738-1
Published: 04 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393948-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9394-8
...chapter 6 / ELLEN GRUENBAUM Competing Globalizing Influences on Local Muslim Women’s Reproductive Health and Human Rights in Sudan Women’s Rights, International Feminism, and Islamism rticulating the centuries-long processes of globalization has received...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-092
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
...Global Day of Action Treatment Action Campaign As a result of President Thabo Mbeki’s denial of the link between hiv and aids, the government’s efforts toward prevention and treatment were grossly inadequate to the scale of the crisis. At the low point of the government’s embrace of this...